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Gymnodactylus vanzolinii CASSIMIRO & RODRIGUES, 2009

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymGymnodactylus vanzolinii CASSIMIRO & RODRIGUES 2009 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Serra do Sincorá, Chapada Diamantina, Mucugê municipality (13°09’S, 41°24’W), ca. 1,000 m elevation, State of Bahia, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 68286 (adult female), field number 80.6069 (SVL 52.3 mm, TL 70 mm), collected 27–28 September 1987 by M. T. Rodrigues. 
EtymologyThe specific name is a homage to Dr. Paulo Emílio Vanzolini (1924-2013), one of the most distinguished Brazilian zoologists. About Vanzolini see Heyer (2004), Bastos & Sa 2011, and Dirksen 2013. 
  • Bastos, Francisco Inácio & Magali Romero Sa 2011. The scientist as historian: Paulo Vanzolini and the origins of zoology in Brazil. História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro 18 (4): 1021-1038
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CASSIMIRO, JOSÉ & MIGUEL T. RODRIGUES. 2009. A new species of lizard genus Gymnodactylus Spix, 1825 (Squamata: Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) from Serra do Sincorá, northeastern Brazil, and the status of G. carvalhoi Vanzolini, 2005. Zootaxa 2008: 38-52 - get paper here
  • Dirksen, Lutz 2013. Paulo Emilio Vanzolini. Ein Herpetologe aus Leidenschaft. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (5): 52-54 - get paper here
  • Freitas, M.A.; D. Veríssimo; V. Uhlig. 2012. Squamate Reptiles of the central Chapada Diamantina, with a focus on the municipality of Mucugê, state of Bahia, Brazil. Check List 8(1):16-22 - get paper here
  • Heyer, W.R. 2004. Historical perspectives: Paulo Emílio Vanzolini. Copeia, 2004, 184–189 - get paper here
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