Phyllodactylus kofordi

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Phyllodactylus kofordi
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Phyllodactylus
Species: P. kofordi
Binomial name
Phyllodactylus kofordi
Dixon & Huey, 1970

Phyllodactylus kofordi, commonly known as the coastal leaf-toed gecko, is a species of lizard, which is endemic to South America.

Taxonomy[edit]

P. kofordi was described by James R. Dixon and Raymond B. Huey in 1970.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, kofordi, is in honor of American zoologist Carl B. Koford.[2]

Description[edit]

P. kofordi is a small gecko with a maximum snout-vent length (SVL) of 46 mm (1.8 in).[3]

Geographic range[edit]

P. kofordi is found in Peru and southern Ecuador.

The type locality of this gecko is the Cerro La Vieja in the Peruvian Region of Lambayeque.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phyllodactylus kofordi at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Phyllodactylus kofordi, p. 144).
  3. ^ Dixon & Huey, 1970, p. 39.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dixon JR, Huey RB. 1970. Systematics of the Lizards of the Gekkonid Genus Phyllodactylus of Mainland South America. Los Angeles County Mus. Contrib. Sci. (192): 1-78. (Phyllodactylus kofordi, new species, pp. 39–42).