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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTrinidad Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus humeralis GUICHENOT 1855: 13
Gonatodes ferrugineus COPE 1864
Gymnodactylus incertus PETERS 1871: 397
Goniodactylus sulcatus O’SHAUGHNESSY 1876: 265
Gonatodes humeralis - BOULENGER 1885: 62
Gonatodes ferrugineus — BOULENGER 1885: 56
Gonatodes humeralis — KLUGE 1993
Gonatodes humeralis — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
Gonatodes humeralis — LEHR 2002: 72
Gonatodes humeralis — LIVIGNI 2013: 341 
DistributionTrinidad, French Guiana, Suriname, Ecuador,
Guyana, Peru (Loreto), Bolivia (Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz), NE Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil (Pará, Acre, Amazonas, Rondônia etc.)

Type locality: “Pebas” [Hochland von Peru] [Gymnodactylus incertus PETERS 1871] 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 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 7189 (lost fide BAUER et al. 1995) 
CommentSynonymy partly after KLUGE 1993.

Distribution: not on Tobago (Murphy 1997), although reported from there by MERTENS 1972.

Behavior: mainly diurnal

Sympatry: Gonatodes humeralis occurs in sympatry with many larger species of the genus, e.g. G. annularis, G. concinnatus, G. hasemani, G. tapajonicus (Avila-Pires 1995; Dixon & Soini 1975; Rivero-Blanco 1979; Moravec et al. 2001), and G. nascimentoi. 
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