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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesGonatodes albogularis albogularis (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836)
Gonatodes albogularis bodinii RIVERO BLANCO 1964
Gonatodes albogularis fuscus (HALLOWELL 1855)
Gonatodes albogularis notatus (REINHARDT & LÜTKEN 1862) 
Common NamesE: Yellow-headed Gecko, White-throated Gecko
G: Gelbkopf-Gecko, Weisskehl-Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus albogularis DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 415
Gymnodactylus maculatus STEINDACHNER 1869: 16 (fide BOULENGER 1885)
Gonatodes albogularis — BOULENGER 1885: 59
Goniodactylus albogularis — COPE 1885: 182
Gonatodes fuscus - SMITH 1944
Gonatodes albogularis — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 87
Gonatodes albogularis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 408
Gonatodes albogularis — LINER 1994
Gonatodes albogularis — KÖHLER 2000: 48
Gonatodes albogularis — MCNISH 2011

Gonatodes albogularis bodinii RIVERO BLANCO 1964
Gonatodes bodinii RIVERO BLANCO 1964
Gonatodes bodinii — DONOSO-BARROS 1968: 108
Gonatodes bodinii — PETERS et al. 1970: 132
Gonatodes albogularis bodinii — RÖLL 2009

Gonatodes albogularis fuscus (HALLOWELL 1855)
Stenodactylus fuscus HALLOWELL 1855: 33
Gymnodactylus fuscus — DUMÉRIL 1856: 477
Gonatodes albogularis fuscus — BOULENGER 1885: 59
Gonatodes fuscus — STEJNEGER 1917: 264
Gonatodes fuscus — MERTENS 1952: 38
Gonatodes fuscus — TAYLOR 1956: 27
Gonatodes albogularis fuscus — VANZOLINI & WILLIAMS 1962: 491
Gonatodes albogularis fuscus — WERMUTH 1965: 42
Gonatodes albogularis fuscus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 130
Gonatodes fuscus — RÖLL 2009
Gonatodes albogularis fuscus — POWELL & HENDERSON 2012

Gonatodes albogularis notatus (REINHARDT & LÜTKEN 1862)
Gymnodactylus notatus REINHARDT & LÜTKEN 1862: 280
Gonatodes notatus — BARBOUR 1937: 108
Gonatodes albogularis notatus — VANZOLINI & WILLIAMS 1962: 492
Gonatodes albogularis notatus — WERMUTH 1965: 42
Gonatodes albogularis notatus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Gonatodes albogularis notatus — POWELL & HENDERSON 2012: 127 
DistributionUSA (introduced in Florida)
Antilles, Martinique, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Haiti (Acquin), Grand Cayman, Cuba
Mexico (Chiapas, Veracruz), El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras
N Colombia (Valle del Cauca, Chocó), Venezuela (Barinas etc.), Trinidad ?, Tobago ?

bodinii: Venezuela (Monjes Islands: Monje Grande del Sur, Monje Grande del Norte); Type locality: Monje Grande del Sur, Venezuela.

fuscus: Costa Rica; Cuba (incl. Cayo Santa María);
USA: introduced in southern Florida (Schmidt 1953);
Type locality: “Nicaragua”; restricted to Rama, Nicaragua, by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950

notatus: Hispaniola, including lIe à Cabrit, Ile de la Gonâve; Jamaica; Grand Cayman Island. Altitudinal distribution sea level to 3000 ft.; Type-locality: Aquin, Departement du Sud, Haiti (but see comment).

Type locality: Martinique and Cuba. 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 1776.
HOLOTYPE UZM (ZMUC) R.34462 [notatus]
Holotype: unlocated, fide Schartz & Henderson 1988 [fuscus] 
CommentIllustrations: see Stejneger, 1917; Barbour and Ramsden, 1919; Cochran, 1941; Smith, 1946; Conant and Collins 1991; Petzold, 1965.

Subspecies: Gonatodes albogularis fuscus (HALLOWELL 1855) is now considered as a valid species.

Distribution: Not listed for Belize by KÖHLER (2000). Schartz & Henderson 1988 provide two different type localities for G. a. notatus, namely the one given above, and “Port-au-Prince, Petionville, Jeremie, Diquini, Miragoane, Petit-Goave, Croix des Bouquets, Gonalves, 12.8 mi. N Cavaillon)”. Vanzolini and Williams 1962 commented upon the questionable status of the type-material of G. a. albogularis from Martinique, from where the species has not been re-recorded. The nominate subspecies is known from South America (Vanzolini and WiIIiams 1962).

Type species: Gymnodactylus albogularis DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836 is the type species of the genus Gonatodes FITZINGER 1843: 91.

Description: Gonatodes species are generally sexually dichromatic, with males being conspicuously ornamented with bright colors, whereas females are always cryptically colored (Rivero-Blanco 1979). The only exception seems to be Gonatodes lichenosus.

Behavior: mainly diurnal 
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