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Taxonomy of the family Eublepharidae
Bibliography of the genus Coleonyx
Biodiversity of the family Eublepharidae








Genus
Coleonyx

Banded Eyelid Geckos, Banded Geckos, Clawed Geckos

Amerikanische Krallengeckos, Wüstengeckos

Øjenlågs-båndgekkoer, Båndgekkoer, Båndede Gekkoer

1845 Coleonyx Gray (type species: Coleonyx elegans Gray 1845)
1863 Brachydactylus Peters [not Brachydactylus Smith 1835 (Reptilia: Scincidae)] (type species: Brachydactylus mitratus Peters 1863) (Taylor 1956; Wermuth 1965)
1974 Anarbylus Murphy (type species: Anarbylus switaki Murphy 1974) (syn. Grismer 1983)
Contents: 8 species, of which 2 (25.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: SW. USA, Mexico, Central America.
Reported from: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Utila]), Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Angel de la Guarda, Isla Cedros], Baja California Sur [incl. Isla San Marcos], Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas), Nicaragua, Panama, USA (Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah).

Coleonyx brevis

Texas Banded Gecko

Texas-Krallengecko

Texas-båndgekko

1893 Coleonyx brevis Stejneger
Coleonyx variegatus brevis Schmidt 1953

Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas), USA (New Mexico, Texas).


Coleonyx elegans

Yucatan Banded Gecko, Mexican Banded Gecko

Mexikanischer Krallengecko

Yucatan-båndgekko

1845 Coleonyx elegans Gray
1851 Gymnodactylus scapularis Duméril (Wermuth 1965)
1856 Gymnodactylus coleonyx Duméril [substitute name for Coleonyx elegans Gray 1845] (Wermuth 1965)
1945 Coleonyx elegans nemoralis Klauber (Grismer 1988)

Other common names:
elegans: Elegant Banded Gecko
nemoralis: Colima Banded Gecko
Remarks: Lemos-Espinal & Smith (2020) listed the species as potentionally occurring in Mexico State, although reported already by Monroy-Vilchis, Domínguez-Vega & Urbina (2014).
Distribution: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan).


Coleonyx fasciatus

Black-banded Gecko

Schwarzband-Krallengecko

Sortbåndet Gekko

1885 Eublepharis fasciatus Boulenger
Coleonyx variegatus fasciatus Conant 1965
Coleonyx fasciatus Taylor 1935

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies or synonym of variegatus (e.g., Stejneger 1893; Conant 1965; Dixon 1970). Revalidated by Grismer (1988, 1998). Presence in Durango was considered in need of confirmation by Valdez-Lares, Muñiz-Martínez, Gadsden, Aguirre-León, Castañeda-Gaytán & González-Trápaga (2013), however, it is included for the state herein, following Lemos-Espinal, Smith, Gadsden-Esparza, Valdez-Lares & Woolrich-Piña (2018).
Distribution: Mexico (Durango, Sinaloa, Sonora).


Coleonyx gypsicolus

San Marcos Island Banded Gecko, San Marcos Island Barefoot Gecko

San Marcos-Krallengecko

San Marcos-båndgekko

1988 Coleonyx switaki gypsicolus Grismer & Ottley
Coleonyx gypsicolus Grismer 1999

Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur: Isla San Marcos).


Coleonyx mitratus

Central American Banded Gecko

Mittelamerikanischer Krallengecko

Centralamerikansk Båndgekko

1863 Brachydactylus mitratus Peters
Coleonyx mitratus Taylor 1956
1885 Eublepharis dovii Boulenger (Taylor 1956)

Distribution: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Utila]), Nicaragua, Panama.


Coleonyx mitratus
© Henrik Bringsøe

Coleonyx reticulatus

Big Bend Banded Gecko, Reticulate Banded Gecko, Reticulated Gecko

Big Bend-Krallengecko

Big Bend-båndgekko

1958 Coleonyx reticulatus Davis & Dixon

Remarks: According to Dixon (2000), the species also occurs in Durango, however, no other works seem to support this.
Distribution: Mexico (Coahuila), USA (Texas).


Coleonyx switaki

Peninsular Barefoot Banded Gecko, Barefoot Gecko, (Switak's Banded Gecko)

Niederkalifornischer Krallengecko

Californisk Båndgekko

1974 Anarbylus switaki Murphy
Coleonyx swaitaki [sic] Stebbins 1985
Coleonyx switaki Stebbins 2003

Remarks: Previously included gypsicolus.
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur), USA (California).


Coleonyx variegatus

Western Banded Gecko

Gebänderter Wüstengecko, Krallengecko

Vestlig Båndgekko

1859 Stenodactylus variegatus Baird
Coleonyx variegatus Cope 1867
Eublepharis variegatus Boulenger 1885
1945 Coleonyx variegatus abbotti Klauber
1945 Coleonyx variegatus bogerti Klauber
1945 Coleonyx variegatus peninsularis Klauber
1945 Coleonyx variegatus slevini Klauber
1945 Coleonyx variegatus sonoriensis Klauber
1945 Coleonyx variegatus utahensis Klauber

Other common names:
abbotti: San Diego Banded Gecko
bogerti: Tucson Banded Gecko
peninsularis: San Lucan Banded Gecko
slevini: Santa Inez Banded Gecko
sonoriensis: Sonoran Banded Gecko
utahensis: Utah Banded Gecko
variegatus: Desert Banded Gecko
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte [incl. Isla Angel de la Guarda, Isla Cedros], Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora), USA (Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah).