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Phyllodactylus homolepidurus SMITH, 1935

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Sonoran Leaf-toed Gecko
S: Salamanquesa de Sonora 
SynonymPhyllodactylus homolepidurus SMITH 1935: 121
Phyllodactylus homolepidurus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 48
Phyllodactylus homolepidurus homolepidurus — DIXON 1964: 40
Phyllodactylus homolepidurus — WERMUTH 1965: 137
Phyllodactylus homolepidurus homolepidurus — HARDY 1969: 111
Phyllodactylus homolepidurus — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus homolepidurus — LINER 1994
Phyllodactylus homolepidurus — RÖSLER 2000: 104 
DistributionMexico (Sinaloa, S Sonora)

Type locality: 5 miles southwest of Hermosillo, Sonora.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH (= CNHM, was EHT 146) 10011, adult male 
DiagnosisDescription: Dixon 1964: 40 
CommentGrismer (1999) synonymized Phyllodactylus homolepidurus nolascoensis with Phyllodactylus homolepidurus without giving specific reasons.

Subspecies: Phyllodactylus homolepidurus nolascoensis has been elevated to full species status. 
EtymologyDerived from the Latin word homo, meaning “equal, uniform,” and lepido, meaning “scale,” in reference to the similar sizes of scales on the body of this taxon (LEMOS ESPINAL ET AL. 2015). 
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  • Goldberg, Stephen R. 2008. Note on Reproduction of the Sonoran Leaf-toed Gecko, Phyllodactylus homolepidurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 44 (2): 46-48 - get paper here
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  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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