Phyllodactylus ruPinus

Ramírez-Reyes, Tonatiuh & Flores-Villela, Oscar, 2018, Taxonomic changes and description of two new species for the Phyllodactylus lanei complex (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) in Mexico, Zootaxa 4407 (2), pp. 151-190: 175

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4407.2.1

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Phyllodactylus ruPinus
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Phyllodactylus ruPinus   Dixon, 1964

Holotype. Adult male. KU 67501, collected by James R. Dixon. Mike Sabath, and Richard Worthington. from 7 miles south Lombardia , on the bank of the Rio Marquez. Michoacan. Elevation 461 meters, August 25, 1960   .

Diagnosis. A medium-sized gecko although on average larger than P. kropotkini   ; it presents 28 tubercles from head to tail, similar to P. lupitae   (28.8) and P. kropotkini   (28.4). It differs from P. isabelae   (32.2), P. lanei   (33.2), P. benedettii   (27.4), P. t. magnus   (37), P. muralis   (33.6) and P. tuberculosus   (36.4) in tubercular counts. Phyllodactylus rupinus   presents 14 rows of tubercles across its dorsum similar to P. t. magnus   (14.3) and P. tuberculosus   (14), and differs from P. isabelae   (16.7), P. lupitae   (14.8), P. lanei   (15.6), P. benedettii   (13.8), P. kropotkini   (13.4) and P. muralis   (12.2). Phyllodactylus rupinus   is clearly differentiated from other gecko species because it presents 26.5 scales across venter, while the others present: P. isabelae   (27.8), P. lupitae   (24.6), P. lanei   (30), P. benedettii   (29.1), P. kropotkini   (30.6), P. t. magnus   (27.33), P. muralis   (33) and P. tuberculosus   (30.2).

Distribution. This species is restricted to the locality of Lombardia, Michoacan.