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Gonatodes daudini POWELL & HENDERSON, 2005

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymGonatodes daudini POWELL & HENDERSON 2005 
DistributionCaribbean: Union Island, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines

Type locality: Water Rock Reserve on the northern slope of Mt. Taboi above Chatham Bay (elevation ∼120 m), Union Island (12°35’N, 61°25’W), St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  
TypesHolotype: KU 275717, University of Kansas Natural History Museum (original number: Milwaukee Public Museum Field Herpetology, MPM-FH 2307; male; collected by Mark de Silva and Matthew Harvey. 
CommentHabitat: remnant dry forest; the species appears to be terrestrial while most species of Gonatodes are arboricolous, with larger froms frequently found closer to the base of trees.

Behavior: mainly diurnal

Abundance: only known from (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Bentz, Ehren J.; Mel José Rivera Rodríguez, Rebecca R. John, Robert W. Henderson, and Robert Powell 2011. Population Densities, Activity, Microhabitats, and Thermal Biology of a Unique Crevice- and Litter-dwelling Assemblage of Reptiles on Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Herp. Cons. Biol. 6 (1): 40-50 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Daudin, Jacques; de Silva, Mark. 2007. An annotated checklist of the amphibians and terrestrial reptiles of the Grenadines with notes on their local natural history and conservation. Applied Herpetology 4 (2):163-175 - get paper here
  • Hluschi, D. 2009. Gonatodes - die unbekannten Juwelen der Neotropis. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (78): 16-23 - get paper here
  • John, Rebecca R., Mel Jose Rivera Rodriguez, Ehren J. Bentz, Robert W. Henderson and Robert Powell. 2012. Gonatodes daudini. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (895): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Powell, Robert, and Robert W. Henderson 2005. A new species of Gonatodes (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the West Indies. Carib. J. Sci. 41 (4): 709-715
  • Rivas, Gilson A.; Gabriel N. Ugueto, Walter E. Schargel, Tito R. Barros, Pablo Velozo, and Luz Esther Sánchez 2013. A Distinctive New Species of Gonatodes (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from Isla La Blanquilla, Venezuela, with Remarks on the Distribution of Some Other Caribbean Sphaerodactylid Lizards. South American J. Herp. 8 (1): 5-18.
  • Rivera Rodríguez, M. J., E. J. Bentz, R. R. John & R. Powell 2011. Intraspecific and intergeneric behavioural interactions of Sphaerodactylus kirbyi and Gonatodes daudini (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) on Union Island, St. Vincent and Grenadines. Salamandra 47 (1): 9-16 - get paper here
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