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Gonatodes purpurogularis ESQUEDA, 2004

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGonatodes purpurogularis ESQUEDA 2004 
DistributionVenezuela (Barinas)

Type locality: Balneario en el río Piedra Blancas, población de Calderas. Municipio Bolívar, Estado Barinas, Venezuela (8°55'05" N, 70°27'01" W); approx. 800 m elevation. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ULABG 5585, adult male 
CommentBehavior: mainly diurnal

Diagnosis: ESQUEDA 2004 
Etymology“El nombre específico deriva de las palabras en Latín purpura (púrpura) y gula (garganta), de acuerdo con Brown (1978), en alusión a la coloración en vida de la garganta de los machos.” [ESQUEDA 2004] 
References
  • Esqueda, L.F. 2004. Una nueva especie de Gonatodes (Squamata:Gekkonidae) proveniente del piedemonte cisandino de Venezuela. Herpetotropicos 1 (4): 32-39 - 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
 
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