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Garthia gaudichaudii (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1836)

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesGarthia gaudichaudii gaudichaudii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836
Garthia gaudichaudii dorbignii (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836)
Garthia gaudichaudii klugei DONOSO-BARROS 1970 
Common NamesChilean Marked Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus gaudichaudii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 413
Saurodactylus gaudichaudii — FITZINGER 1843: 91 (fide BRYGOO 1991)
Homonota guidichaudi — GRAY 1845: 150 (in error)
Gonatodes gaudichaudii — BOULENGER 1885: 63
Gonatodes gaudichaudii — WERNER 1898: 247
Homonota gaudichaudii — KLUGE 1964: 31
Garthia gaudichaudii — DONOSO-BARROS & VANZOLINI 1965: 6
Homonota darwinii — KLUGE 1993
Garthia gaudichaudii — ABDALA 1998
Garthia gaudichaudii — RÖSLER 2000: 79
Garthia gaudichaudii — NÚÑEZ & VELOSO 2001
Garthia gaudichaudii — MORANDO et al. 2014

Garthia gaudichaudii dorbignii (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836)
Gymnodactylus dorbignii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 418
Gymnodactylus dorbignyi — BOULENGER 1885: 33 (nom. subst.)
Homonota dorbignii — KLUGE 1964: 20
Gymnodactylus (Gymnodactylus) dorbignii — WERMUTH 1965: 51
Homonota dorbignii — WERMUTH 1965
Garthia gaudichaudii dorbingvi [sic] — DONOSO-BARROS & VANZOLINI 1965
Garthia dorbignyi — DONOSO -BARROS 1966: 122 (nom. subst.)
Homonota gaudichaudii dorbignii — WELCH 1994
Homonota gaudichaudii dorbignii — KLUGE 1993
Garthia gaudichaudii dorbignii — RÖSLER 2000: 79
Homonota dorbignyi — LANGSTROTH 2005

Garthia gaudichaudii klugei DONOSO-BARROS 1970
Garthia gaudichaudii klugei DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 83
Homonota gaudichaudi klugei — KLUGE 1991: 17
Garthia gaudichaudii klugei — RÖSLER 2000: 79 
DistributionArgentina (Buenos Aires),
SC Bolivia, Chile (Chuquisaca, west coast)

klugei: Chile (Pichidangui region)

dorbignii: SC Bolivia (Chuquisaca), C/N Chile; Type locality: Provincia de la Laguna and Valparaiso, Chile (corrected and restricted by DUMÉRIL 1851: 44 to area along Río Grande, at Pampa Ruiz, between Valé Grande and Pescado, Dep. Chuquisaca, Bolivia) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2327 
CommentDistribution: Not in Argentina fide AVILA et al. 2010, Avila et al. 2013; not in Uruguay (Daniel Pincheira-Donoso, pers. comm., 19 Feb 2013).

Type species: Gymnodactylus gaudichaudii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 413 is the type species of the genus Garthia DONOSO-BARROS & VANZOLINI in DONOSO-BARROS 1965: 1.

Characteristics: Homonota lizards lack the femoral pores typical of other South American Phyllodactylidae, and their infradigital lamellas are not expanded. 
EtymologyThe genus Garthia was named after Garth Leon Underwood (1919-2002), British herpetologist (obituary in Copeia 2003: 222-225). Named after Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré (1789 – 1854), a French botanist who traveled to South America and Australia. 
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  • CODOCEO M 1957. Gonatodes gaudichaudi (Dumeril & Bibron). Noticiario Mensual del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (Chile) 1 (9): 1-8.
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Guía de Campo - Reptiles del centro sure de Chile. Corporación Chilena de la Madera, Concepción, Chile 187 pp. - get paper here
  • Demangel, Diego 2016. Reptiles en Chile. Fauna Nativa Ediciones, Santiago, 619 pp - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1965. Publ. Ocas. Mus. Hist. Nat., Santiago de Chile 7: 1
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1965. El genero Garthia DONOSO-BARROS & VANZOLINI y los geckos gimnodactilidos afines. Noticiario Mensual del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago (Chile) 103: 5-8
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1966. Reptiles de Chile. Santiago: Univ. Chile, 458 + cxlvi pp.
  • Donoso-Barros,R. 1970. Cátalogo herpetólogica chileno. Bol. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Santiago 31: 49-124
  • Duméril, A.M. C. and G. Bibron. 1836. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 3. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 528 pp. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C. & A. H. A. Duméril 1851. Catalogue méthodique de la collection des reptiles du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Gide et Baudry/Roret, Paris, 224 pp.
  • Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, fasciculus primus, Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel, Wien: 106 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Kluge, Arnold 1964. A revision of the South American Gekkonid lizard genus Homonota Gray. American Museum Novitates (2193): 1-41 - get paper here
  • Morando, Mariana; Cintia D. Medina, Luciano J. Avila, Cristian H. F. Perez, Amy Buxton and Jack W. Sites Jr. 2014. Molecular phylogeny of the New World gecko genus Homonota (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae). Zoologica Scripta DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12052 - get paper here
  • Núñez, H. and A. Veloso 2001. Distribución geográfica de las especies de lagartos de la región de Antofagasta, Chile. Bol. Mus. Nac.Hist. Nat. 50: 109-120
  • Troncoso-Palacios, Jaime 2014. Nueva lista actualizada de los reptiles terrestres de la Región de Atacama, Chile. Boletín Chileno de Herpetología 1: 1-4 - get paper here
  • Werner, FRANZ 1898. Die Reptilien und Batrachier der Sammlung Plate. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Oekol. Geogr. Tiere (suppl. 4): 244-278 - get paper here
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