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Taxonomy of the family Phyllodactylidae
Bibliography of the genus Phyllopezus
Biodiversity of the family Phyllodactylidae


South American Robust Geckos*

Südamerikanischer Derbgeckos*

Sydamerikanske Sværgekkoer*

1877 Phyllopezus Peters (type species: Phyllopezus goyazensis Peters 1877)
1941 Bogertia Loveridge (type species: Bogertia lutzae Loveridge 1941; syn. Gamble, Colli, Rodrigues, Werneck & Simons 2012)
Contents: 6 species, of which 5 (83.3%) are endemic.
Distribution: South America.
Reported from: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceara, Espirito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe, Tocantins), Paraguay, Peru.

Phyllopezus heuteri

Paraguayan Robust Gecko*

Paraguayischer Derbgecko*

Paraguayisk Sværgekko*

2018 Phyllopezus heuteri Cacciali, Lotzkat, Gamble & Köhler

Distribution: Paraguay.

Phyllopezus lutzae

Bahia Robust Gecko*



1941 Bogertia lutzae Loveridge
Phyllopezus lutzae Gamble, Colli, Rodrigues, Werneck & Simons 2012

Distribution: Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Sergipe).

Phyllopezus maranjonensis

Peruvian Robust Gecko*

Peruvianischer Derbgecko*

Peruviansk Sværgekko*

2006 Phyllopezus maranjonensis Koch, Venegas & Böhme

Distribution: Peru.

Phyllopezus periosus

Caatinga Robust Gecko*



1986 Phyllopezus periosus Rodrigues

Distribution: Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceara, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe).

Phyllopezus pollicaris

Common Robust Gecko*, Brazilian Gecko

Gewöhnlicher Derbgecko*

Almindelig Sværgekko*

1825 Thecadactylus pollicaris Spix
Phyllopezus pollicaris Boulenger 1885
1877 Phyllopezus goyazensis Peters (syn. Cacciali, Lotzkat, Gamble & Köhler 2018)

Remarks: Previously included przewalskii. Status of goyazensis is unresolved. Regarded as a synonym of pollicaris by some authors (e.g., Müller & Brongersma 1933; Wermuth 1965), but as a separate species by others (e.g., Fugler 1989; Langstroth 2005). Gamble, Colli, Rodrigues, Werneck & Simons (2012) did not comment on goyazensis, apart from referring to the above synonymizations. Cacciali, Lotzkat, Gamble & Köhler (2018) retained it as a synonym of pollicaris, pending further studies.
Distribution: Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceara, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe, Tocantins).

Phyllopezus przewalskii

Chaco Robust Gecko*



1894 Phyllopezus przewalskii Koslowsky (Cei 1986)
Phyllopezus pollicaris przewalskyi [sic] Vanzolini 1952

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of pollicaris (e.g., Vanzolini 1952; Cei 1986). Revalidated as a separate species by Werneck, Gamble, Colli, Rodrigues & Sites (2012). Validity supported by Cacciali, Lotzkat, Gamble & Köhler (2018). Specific epithet sometimes misspelled przewalskyi (e.g., Vanzolini 1952).
Distribution: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul), Paraguay.