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Phyllodactylus palmeus DIXON, 1968

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Honduran Leaf-toed Gecko, Honduras Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus palmeus DIXON 1968
Phyllodactylus palmeus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 224
Phyllodactylus palmeus — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus palmeus — KÖHLER 2000: 44 
DistributionBay Islands = Islas de la Bahia (Honduras), Cayos Cochinos

Type locality: 0.5 km north of Roatan, Isla de Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras, 25 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: LSUM 16986 
EtymologyThe name palmeus is formed from the English word palm and the Latin suffix -eus (made of, having the quality of), and alludes to the purported, but not necessarily true, habitat preference of this species for palms. 
  • Brown, T. & Arrivillaga, C. 2019. Notes of Phyllodactylus palmeus (Dixon, 1968) (Squamata; Gekkonidae); A Case of Diurnal Refuge Co-inhabitancy with Centruoides gracilis (Latreille, 1804) (Scorpiones; Buthidae) on Utila Island, Honduras. Captive & Field Herpetology 3 (1): 29-33 - get paper here
  • Dixon,J.R. 1968. A new species of gecko (Sauna: Gekkonidae) from the Bay Islands, Honduras. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 81:419-26. - get paper here
  • Gutsche, A. & Ohl, M. 2003. Ungewöhnlicher Todesfall eines Blattfingergeckos (Phyllodactylus palmeus DIXON 1968). Elaphe 11 (3): 48-51
  • 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. 1996. Additions to the known herpetofauna of the Isla de Utila (Islas de la Bahia, Honduras) with description of a new species of the genus Norops (Reptilia: Iguanidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 76 (1/2): 19-28.
  • 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.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • MCCRANIE, JAMES R.; S. BLAIR HEDGES 2013. A new species of Phyllodactylus (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonoidea, Phyllodactylidae) from Isla de Guanaja in the Honduran Bay Islands. Zootaxa 3694 (1): 51–58 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Wilson, L. D., & HAHN, D. E. 1973. The herpetofauna of the Islas de la Bahía, Honduras. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 17: 93-150. - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David;Cruz Díaz, Gustavo A. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Cayos Cochinos, Honduras. Herpetological Natural History 1 (1): 13-23
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