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Phyllodactylus martini LIDTH DE JEUDE, 1887

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Dutch Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus martini LIDTH DE JEUDE 1887: 130
Phyllodactylus martini — PARKER 1935: 482
Phyllodactylus martini — BARBOUR 1937: 109
Phyllodactylus martini — DIXON 1962: 214
Phyllodactylus martini — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus martini — RÖSLER 2000: 104 
DistributionLeeward-Islands (Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Caja de M.)

Type locality: Curacao  
TypesHolotype: RMNH 868 
CommentDiet: see Dornburg et al. 2016 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Johann Karl Ludwig Martin (1851-1942), a German geologist and Professor of Geology at the Universiteit Leiden (1877-1922). 
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  • Bastinck, J. 2006. Taxonomie van de bladvingergeckko’s. Lacerta 64 (1): 11-18 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Dixon, J. R. 1962. The leaf-toed geckos, genus Phyllodactylus, of northeastern South America. Southwestern Naturalist 7:211—226 - get paper here
  • Dornburg, Alex; Cat Lippi, Sarah Federman, Jon A. Moore, Dan L. Warren, Teresa L. Iglesias, Matthew C. Brandley, Gregory J. Watkins-Colwell, April D. Lamb and Andrew Jones 2016. Disentangling the Influence of Urbanization and Invasion on Endemic Geckos in Tropical Biodiversity Hot Spots: A Case Study of Phyllodactylus martini (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) along an Urban Gradient in Curaçao. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 57(2): 147–164 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, Stephen R., Charles R. Bursey, Laurie J. Vitt and Jeanette Arreola. 2014. Phyllodactylus martini (Dutch leaf-toed gecko) endoparasites. Herpetological Review 45 (1): 132 - get paper here
  • Hughes, Daniel F., Walter E. Meshaka, Jr. and Gerard van Buurt. 2015. The Superior Colonizing Gecko Hemidactylus mabouia on Curaçao: Conservation Implications for the Native Gecko Phyllodactylus martini. Journal of Herpetology 49 (1): 60-63 - get paper here
  • Hummelinck, P. W. 1940. Studies on the fauna of Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire and the Venezuelan Islands: No. 2. A survey of the mammals, lizards and mollusks. ['Gymnophthalmus laevicaudus: 80]. Studies on the Fauna of Curacao and other Caribbean Islands. 1:59—108
  • Laurent, R. 1949. Note sur quelques reptiles appartenant à la collection de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. III. Formes americaines. Bull. Inst. roy. Sci. nat. Belgique, Bruxelles, 25 (9): 1-20 [4]
  • Lidth de Jeude, Th. W. van. 1887. On a collection of reptiles and fishes from the West-Indies. Notes from the Leyden Museum 9: 129—139. - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1935. Some lizards from Venezuela and the Dutch Leeward Islands. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 15: 480—484 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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