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Gonatodes petersi DONOSO-BARROS, 1967

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPeters' Gecko 
SynonymGonatodes petersi DONOSO-BARROS 1967
Gonatodes petersi — RÖSLER 2000: 84
Gonatodes petersi — ROJAS-RUNJAIC & INFANTE-RIVERO 2009 
DistributionVenezuela (Sierra de Perijá, Estado Zulia)

Type locality: Sierra de Perijá, estado Zulia, Venezuela; restricted to 10 km al este de la misión El Tokuko, Sierra de Perijá, Estado Zulia, Venezuela by Rivero-Blanco (1979). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUC 8836, adult male (Museo Zoológico del Instituto de Biología de la Universidad de Concepción, Chile); paratypes: same (but collection numbers in original descriptions are “macho V276, [...] hembra V277”. 
CommentBehavior: mainly diurnal

Diagnosis: in Rojas-Runjaic & Infante Rivero 2009 (in Spanish).

Original diagnosis: “Un Gonatodes del grupo vittatus, de tamaño mayor, con hocico redondeado. La banda vertebral con tres dilataciones en su extensión. Número de lamelas 23 bajo el cuarto ortejo.” (Donos-Barros 1967). 
EtymologyNamed after James A. Peters (1922-1972), American herpetologist, specializing on South American reptiles. 
References
  • Barrio-Amorós, C.L. 2010. GONATODES - Los Geckos diurnos de Venezuela. RioVerde 2010; 43-50
  • BARRIO-AMORÓS, CESAR L. & JUAN C. ORTÍZ 2016. Venezuelan geckos (Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae) in the collection of the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, with description of the type series of Gonatodes ligiae and Gonatodes petersi (Sphaerodactylidae). Zootaxa 4136 (3): 537–552
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1967. Diagnosis de dos nuevas especies del género Gonatodes de Venezuela. Noticiario Mensual del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago (Chile) 11 (129): 4
  • 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
  • Rojas-Runjaic, Fernando J. M. y Edwin E. Infante Rivero 2009. Redescripción de Gonatodes petersi Donoso-Barros, 1967 (Squamata: Gekkonidae), un tuqueque endémico de la vertiente venezolana de la sierra de Perijá. Memoria de la Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales 170: 81-98 [2008] - get paper here
  • Rojas-Runjaic, Fernando J. M. and Gilson A. Rivas F. 2006. Notes on the natural history and geographic distribution of Gonatodes petersi Donoso-Barros, 1967, (Sauria: Gekkonidae): An endemic and poorly known gecko of the Sierra de Perijá, Venezuela. Gekko 5 (1): 21-25
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • SCHARGEL, WALTER E.; GILSON A. RIVAS, JUAN E. GARCÍA-PÉREZ, CARLOS RIVERO-BLANCO, PAUL T. CHIPPINDALE, MATTHEW K. FUJITA 2017. A new species of Gonatodes (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the western versant of the Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela. Zootaxa 4291 (3): 549–562 - get paper here
 
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