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Gonatodes nascimentoi STURARO & AVILA-PIRES, 2011

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGonatodes nascimentoi STURARO & AVILA_PIRES 2011 
DistributionBrazil (Pará, Amapá)

Type locality: Fazenda Caracol, right margin of Rio Xingu, Município Anapu, Pará, Brazil (3°27’30”S and 51°40’33”W) Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MPEG 25596 (field number BML 446), an adult male, collected in pitfall trap inside primary forest, by A. A. Lima, M. J. Sturaro and R. A. T. Rocha, 12 January 2008. 
CommentDiagnosis. A relatively large Gonatodes, with maximum SLV of 55.7 mm. Scales around midbody 118–143. Ventral scales in a longitudinal row 49–60. Proximal subdigital lamellae as wide as digits, in total 18–23 under fourth finger, 23–28 under fourth toe. Three, occasionally four, 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 divided (only on proximal portion of tail, when present) or single midventral in contact laterodistally with two scales per side (respectively 1’1’2” and 1’1’1”). A white suprahumeral bar, bordered by black, both in males and females (but thinner in the latter); from very short (hardly higher than long) to almost reaching the middorsal region. Males with a vermiculated pattern of light and dark (in life respectively drab or orange-yellow, and reddish-brown) spots on head and body dorsally; gular region light with dark oblique streaks or redddish with white oblique streaks (orange with orange-yellow streaks in life).

Behavior: diurnal 
EtymologyThe species is named after Francisco Paiva do Nascimento, who worked for many years in Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi and contributed to our knowledge of Amazonian reptiles, most of all about the snakes from eastern Amazonia. 
References
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. 2015. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. II. Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae. Zootaxa 3981 (1): 001–055
  • STURARO, MARCELO JOSÉ & TERESA C.S. AVILA-PIRES 2011. Taxonomic revision of the geckos of the Gonatodes concinnatus complex (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae), with description of two new species. Zootaxa 2869: 1–36 - get paper here
 
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