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Phyllodactylus rutteni HUMMELINCK, 1940

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Venezuelan Leaf-toed Gecko, Venezuela Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus rutteni HUMMELINCK 1940: 77
Phyllodactylus rutteni — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 135
Phyllodactylus rutteni — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus rutteni — RÖSLER 2000: 104 
DistributionTortuga, Los Hermanos, Blanquilla, Orchila, Los Roques (off Venezuela)

Type locality: Isla Blanquilla (Venezuela)  
TypesHolotype: RMNH RENA 21973; paratypes: RMNH RENA.8057, ZMA.RENA.10924, ZMA.RENA.10925 
Etymologynamed in honour of Prof. Dr. L.M.R. Rutten, geologist in Utrecht. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • 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
  • 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
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - 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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