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Gonatodes ceciliae DONOSO-BARROS, 1966

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesBrilliant South American Gecko 
SynonymGonatodes ceciliae DONOSO-BARROS 1966
Gonatodes ceciliae — RÖSLER 2000: 84
Gonatodes ceciliae — BARRIO-AMORÓS & ORTÍZ 2016 
DistributionVenezuela (cloud forest of Paria Mountains), Trinidad

Type locality: Cerro Azul, Cerca de Macuro, Peninsula de Paria, Estado Sucré, Venezuela. 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: macho 64301, col. Donoso-Barros 
CommentChromosomal variability may indicate cryptic species (McBee et al. 1987).

Behavior: mainly diurnal

Diagnosis: “Un Gonatodes grande, concabeza amarillenta sulfúrea, cruzada por
fajas castaño rojizas. Dorso verdoso con manchas rojas que tienden a confluir en
la línea media. Hembras grandes, grisáceas con manchas no confluentes.” 
  • Barrio-Amorós, C.L. 2010. GONATODES - Los Geckos diurnos de Venezuela. RioVerde 2010; 43-50
  • BARRIO-AMORÓS, CESAR L. & JUAN C. ORTÍZ 2016. Venezuelan geckos (Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae) in the collection of the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, with description of the type series of Gonatodes ligiae and Gonatodes petersi (Sphaerodactylidae). Zootaxa 4136 (3): 537–552
  • Boos, H.E.A. 1984. The terrestrial reptiles of Monos island. Living World - get paper here
  • Cole, C.J. & Kok, P.J. 2006. New Species of Gekkonid Lizard (Sphaerodactylinae: Gonatodes) from Guyana, South America. American Museum Novitates (3524): 1-16 - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1966. Dos nuevos Gonatodes de Venezuela. Publ. Ocas. Mus. Hist. Nat., Santiago de Chile, 11: 1-32
  • Ezaz, T. et al. 2009. Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 249-260 - get paper here
  • McBee,K.; Bickham,J.W. & Dixon,J.R. 1987. Male heterogamety and chromosomal variation in Caribbean lizards. Journal of Herpetology 21 (1): 68-71 - get paper here
  • Rivas, G.A. & Schargel, W.E. 2008. Gecko on the rocks: an enigmatic new species of Gonatodes (Sphaerodactylidae) from Inselbergs of the Venezuelan Guayana. Zootaxa 1925: 39–50 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Werner, Yehudah L. 2008. Tales of Tails. Gekko 5 (2): 6-18
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