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Gonatodes riveroi STURARO & AVILA-PIRES, 2011

IUCN Red List - Gonatodes riveroi - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymGonatodes riveroi STURARO & AVILA_PIRES 2011
Gonatodes concinnatus — VANZOLINI 1955: 126 (part)
Gonatodes concinnatus — VANZOLINI 1968: 26 (part)
Gonatodes concinnatus — MECHLER 1968: 331 (part)
Gonatodes concinnatus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970 (part)
Gonatodes concinnatus — RIVERO-BLANCO 1979: 94 (part)
Gonatodes concinnatus — SANCHEZ et al. 1995: 317
Gonatodes concinnatus — BARTLETT & BARTLETT 2003: 158 (part) 
DistributionColombia (Meta, Boyacá, E Cundinamarca)

Type locality: Villavicencio, State of Meta, Colombia (~4°09’S and 73°37’W) Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MZUSP 49153 (field number FMEDEM 1465), adult male, collected by W. W. Lamar and F. Medem, 22 October 1977. 
CommentBehavior: diurnal 
EtymologyThe species is named after Dr. Carlos Rivero-Blanco, who made an extensive study on Gonatodes, as well as contributions to environmental conservation in Venezuela. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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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