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Phyllodactylus unctus (COPE, 1863)

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: San Lucan Gecko
S: Salamanquesa de San Lucas 
SynonymDiplodactylus unctus COPE 1863: 102
Phyllodactylus unctus — BOULENGER 1885: 94
Phyllodactylus unctus — TAYLOR 1942: 96
Phyllodactylus unctus — DIXON 1964: 83
Phyllodactylus unctus — STEBBINS 1985: 236
Phyllodactylus unctus — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus unctus — LINER 1994
Phyllodactylus unctus — RÖSLER 2000: 105 
DistributionNW Mexico (Baja California; Cape St. Lucas, Michoacan [Dixon 1969])

Type locality: Cape St. Lucas, Baja California.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 5304 
  • Barbour, T. 1932. On Phyllodactylus unctus Cope Copeia 1932 (2): 97. - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas 1932. "About iguanas" and "On Phyllodactylus unctus Cope". Copeia 1932 (2): 97 - get paper here
  • BLAIR, CHRISTOPHER; FAUSTO R. MÉNDEZ DE LA CRUZ, ANDRE NGO, JOHAN LINDELL, AMY LATHROP & ROBERT W. MURPHY 2009. Molecular phylogenetics and taxonomy of leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) inhabiting the peninsula of Baja California. Zootaxa 2027: 28-42 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Burt, Charles E. & Myers, George S. 1942. Neotropical lizards in the collection of the Natural History Museum of Stanford University. Stanford University Press, 52 pp.
  • Cope, E.D. 1863. Descriptions of new American Squamata in the Museum of the Smtihsonian Institution. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 15 [1863]: 100-106 - 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
  • Dixon, James R. 1969. The Gekkonid lizard, Phyllodactylus unctus (Cope), in Michoacán, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 14 (2): 255-256 - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Leviton, Alan E.; Banta, Benjamin H. 1964. Midwinter reconnaissance of the herpetofauna of the Cape Region of Baja California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 30 (7): 127-156 - get paper here
  • Murphy, Robert W.; Papenfuss, Theodore J. 1980. Biochemical variation of Phyllodactylus unctus and P. paucituberculatus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 8(1):97-100 - get paper here
  • Rickert, M. 1994. Phyllodactylus unctus (COPE, 1864) - erste Erfahrungen mit einem selten gepflegten Blattfingergecko. Sauria 16 (2): 27-32 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1942. Some geckos of the genus Phyllodactylus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 28 (6): 91-112 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh,J. 1895. A review of the herpetology of Lower California. Part I - Reptiles. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 77-163 - get paper here
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