Gonatodes tapajonicus RODRIGUES, 1980
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|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Para Gecko|
|Synonym||Gonatodes tapajonicus RODRIGUES 1980|
Gonatodes tapajonicus — RÖSLER 2000: 84
Gonatodes tapajonicus — STURARO & AVILA-PIRES 2011
Type locality: Brasil, Para, Cachoeira do Limao, Rio Tapajós (04°41’S, 56°21’W).
|Types||Holotype: MZUSP 53676|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A relatively large Gonatodes, with maximum SVL of 55 mm. Scales around midbody 118–133. Ventral scales in a longitudinal row 53–63. Proximal subdigital lamellae as wide as digits, in total 18–22 under fourth finger, 22–27 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 laterodistal scales per side (respectively 1’1’2” and 1’1’1”). A white suprahumeral ocellus, bordered by black, present both in males and females, although more conspicuous in males. Males with a vermiculated pattern of light and dark (vivid yellow and reddish brown in life) spots both on head and body dorsally; gular region with dark oblique streaks (yellow with reddish brown streaks in life).|
|Comment||Behavior: mainly diurnal|
|Etymology||named after the type locality.|
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