Gonatodes alexandermendesi COLE & KOK, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gonatodes alexandermendesi?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Gonatodes alexandermendesi COLE & KOK 2006|
|Distribution||Guyana (drainage system of the Konawaruk River, Kaieteur National Park, on the Potaro River), Venezuela|
Type locality: Magdalen’s Creek Camp, near (ca. 275 m north) the northwest bank of the Konawaruk River (ca. 40 km [linear] WSW Mabura Hill), 120 m elevation, 5°13’07’’N, 59°02’43’’W, in WGS 84. The Konawaruk River flows into the western side of the Essequibo River to the south of the Potaro River confluence.
|Types||Holotype: AMNH R-151805, an adult male collected on 8–9 March 1998 by C.J.C., Carol R. Townsend, Deokie (Jackie) Arjoon, Gerald King, and Wesley King.|
|Comment||Behavior: mainly diurnal|
|Etymology||Named after Mr. Alexander Mendes, a third-generation Guyanese from the capital city, Georgetown, who also manages Dubulay Ranch on the Berbice River. Mr. Mendes is an important member of the business community of Guyana and,among other things, an active conservationist, explorer, and adventurer, who is keenly interested in ethical and responsible nationbuilding. For the last five field trips of C.J.C. and Carol R. Townsend to Guyana, Mr. Mendes provided invaluable advice, logistical support, and security, with consistent reliability, while being ever anxious himself to learn about new discoveries.|
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