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Gonatodes infernalis RIVAS & SCHARGEL, 2008

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymGonatodes infernalis RIVAS & SCHARGEL 2008 
DistributionVenezuela (Amazonas)

Type locality: Sector El Infierno, on road Puerto Ayacucho-Gavilán, approximately 100 m elevation. Estado Amazonas, Venezuela. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MHNLS 18440 (field number CJF4703), an adult female, collected on 15 March 2007 by Gilson Rivas and Tito Barros. 
CommentBehavior: mainly diurnal 
EtymologyThe name infernalis is a Latin adjective (masculine & feminine) meaning infernal or hellish. The name was given in reference to sector “El Infierno” (The Hell), the locality where the type series was collected, an area that had been burned recently. 
  • 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
  • SCHARGEL, WALTER E.; GILSON A.RIVAS,ROBERT MAKOWSKY,J.CELSA SEÑARIS,MARCO A. NATERA, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR R. MOLINA & CÉSAR L. BARRIO-AMORÓS 2010. Phylogenetic systematics of the genus Gonatodes (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) in the Guayana region, with description of a new species from Venezuela. Systematics and Biodiversity 8 (3): 321–339 - get paper here
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