Gonatodes timidus KOK, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gonatodes timidus?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Gonatodes timidus KOK 2011|
|Distribution||C Guyana (Iwokrama Forest Reserve)|
Type locality: base of Iwokrama Mountains, Potaro-Siparuni District, Guyana (04° 19’ 52”N, 058° 47’ 58”W, 209 m elevation).
|Types||Holotype: IRSNB 2664|
Sympatry: sympatric, but never syntopic, with Gonatodes alexandermendesi.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific name is considered a noun in apposition and is derived from the Latin adjective timidus meaning “shy” or “fearful”. It refers to the tendency of individuals of the new species to avoid to be seen by hastily escaping between rocks, making them very difficult to collect.|
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