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Phyllodactylus muralis TAYLOR, 1940

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesPhyllodactylus muralis isthmus DIXON 1964
Phyllodactylus muralis muralis TAYLOR 1940 
Common NamesE: Oaxacan Leaf-toed Gecko
S: Salamanquesa de Oaxaca 
SynonymPhyllodactylus muralis TAYLOR 1940: 543
Phyllodactylus muralis — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 47
Phyllodactylus muralis — WERMUTH 1965: 141
Phyllodactylus muralis — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus muralis — LINER 1994
Phyllodactylus muralis — RÖSLER 2000: 104
Phyllodactylus muralis — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015
Phyllodactylus muralis — RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2021

Phyllodactylus muralis isthmus DIXON 1964
Phyllodactylus muralis isthmus — WERMUTH 1965: 141
Phyllodactylus muralis isthmus — BLAIR et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca)

isthmus: Oaxaca; Type locality: vicinity of Tehuantepec.

Type locality: Totolapam, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100090; paratype: BYU
Holotype: MSU 2710, adult male [isthmus] 
CommentDistribution: see map in RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2021: Fig. 1. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin mūrālis meaning wall in reference to the site where the type series were collected. 
  • Blair, Christopher; Fausto R. Méndez de la Cruz, Christopher Law, Robert W. Murphy 2015. Molecular phylogenetics and species delimitation of leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) throughout the Mexican tropical dry forest. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 254-265; doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.01.003 - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • 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
  • Goldberg, Stephen R. 2015. Phyllodactylus muralis. Reproduction. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(3): 339–340 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, Stephen R. and Charles R. Bursey 2015. Phyllodactylus muralis. Endoparasites. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (4): 520 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Peterson, A.T. et al. 2004. A preliminary biological survey of Cerro Piedra Larga, Oaxaca, Mexico: Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and plants. Anales del Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Serie Zoología 75(2): 439-466
  • Ramírez-Reyes T, Flores- Villela O, Piñero D, Lathrop A, Murphy RW. 2021. Genomic assessment of the Phyllodactylus tuberculosus complex (Reptilia: Phyllodactylidae) in America. Zoologica Scripta 50 (5): 529-542 - get paper here
  • Ramírez-Reyes, T., Blair, C., Flores-Villela, O., Piñero, D., Lathrop, A., Murphy, R. 2020. Phylogenomics and molecular species delimitation reveals great cryptic diversity of leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus), ancient origins, and diversification in Mexico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2020), doi: - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Smith, H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Tanner, W. W. 1970. A catalogue of the fish, amphibian, and reptile types in the Brigham Young University Museum of Natural History. Great Basin Naturalist 30 (4): 219-226 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1940. Herpetological miscellany, no. I. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 26 [1939] (15): 489-571 - get paper here
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