Gonatodes ligiae DONOSO-BARROS, 1967
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gonatodes ligiae?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Gonatodes ligiae DONOSO-BARROS 1967|
Gonatodes concinnatus ligiae — RIVERO-BLANCO 1979: 92
Gonatodes concinnatus ligiae — RIVERO-BLANCO & BARRIO-AMORÓS 2002
Gonatodes ligiae — STURARO & AVILA-PIRES 2011
|Distribution||Venezuela (Llanos (HR 33: 67)|
Type locality: Bosque de la Carabela, Barinitas, Venezuela. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: MZUC 11261, adult male, (there are also syntypes in BMNH 19188.8.131.52-12 (3), at least according to the BMNH online catalog).|
|Comment||Description: G. ligiae shows dramatic sexual dimorphism (see Fig. 8 in STURARO & AVILA-PIRES 2011).|
Distribtion: reports from Peru are in error.
Behavior: mainly diurnal
Synonymy: Rivero-Blanco (1968), based on specimens from the type locality but without examining the type material of G. ligiae, considered it a synonym of G. concinnatus.
Diagnosis: A medium-sized Gonatodes, with maximum SLV of 40.7 mm. Scales around midbody 109–128. Ventral scales in a longitudinal row 45–52. Proximal subdigital lamellae as wide as digits, in total 15–17 under fourth finger, 18–21 under fourth toe. Two, occasionally three, lateral rows of scales on distal portion of fingers and toes. Tail with midventral scales distinctly wider than long, forming a repetitive sequence of two single midventrals (one after the other), each in contact laterodistally with one scale per side, followed by a single midventral in contact laterodistally with two scales per side (1’1’1”). A white suprahumeral bar, bordered by black, present both in males and females, although more conspicuous in males; it extends dorsally to approximately the dorsolateral region. Males with head and trunk dorsally without vermiculations; no dark streaks on gular region (Sturaro & Avila-Pires 2011: 14).
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