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Phyllodactylus insularis DIXON, 1960

IUCN Red List - Phyllodactylus insularis - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Belize Leaf-toed Gecko, Belize Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus insularis DIXON 1960: 9
Phyllodactylus insularis — DIXON 1964: 78
Phyllodactylus insularis — WERMUTH 1965: 137
Phyllodactylus insularis — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus insularis — KÖHLER 2000: 49 
DistributionBelize (Bay islands and other islands off Belize)

Type locality: Half Moon Key = Cay, Belize.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 34633 
CommentDistribution: Has been reported from Honduras (British Honduras = Belize) and Isla Guanaja Honduras (off Belize). 
  • Dixon, J. R. 1960. The discovery of Phyllodactylus tuberculosus (Reptilia: Sauna) in Central America, the resurrection of P. xanti, and description of a new gecko from British Honduras. Herpetologica 16: 1-11 - get paper here
  • Dixon, J. R. 1964. The systematics and distribution of lizards of the genus Phyllodactylus in North and Central America. New Mexico State Univ. Sci. Bull. 64: 1-139 - get paper here
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
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