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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesHomonota darwinii macrocephala CEI 1978
Homonota darwinii darwinii BOULENGER 1885 
Common NamesE: Darwin's Marked Gecko, Prickly Gecko 
SynonymHomonota darwinii BOULENGER 1885: 21
Homonota darwinii — BURT & BURT 1933: 5
Homonota darwinii — WERMUTH 1965: 92
Homonota darwinii — KLUGE 1993
Homonota darwinii — RÖSLER 2000: 89
Homonota darwinii — PEREZ et al. 2011

Homonota darwinii macrocephala CEI 1978
Homonota darwinii macrocephala — AVILA et al. 2013 
DistributionArgentina (Chubut, Neuquén, Buenos Aires, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz)

Type locality: Port Desire.

darwinii: Argentina

macrocephala: Argentina (Salta, El Quebrachal)  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1961.15, 1961.14, 1961.10, 1961.11-13
Holotype: MACN (given as LIHUBA / CENAI 1691 = Laboratorio de Investigaciones Herpetológicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires), paratypes: MCN [macrocephala] 
CommentSynonymy: Has previously been synonymized with H. gaudichaudii

Distribution: Not in Uruguay (Daniel Pincheira-Donoso, pers. comm., 19 Feb 2013). For maps of species distributions see Vanzolini 1968: 97 (Map 6).

Type species: Homonota darwinii BOULENGER 1885: 21 is the type species of the genus Homonota GRAY 1845: 171 (fide WERMUTH 1965: 92)

Groups. Homonota has been divided into 3 groups: the whitii group (Homonota
darwinii, H. williamsii, H. whitii, and H. andicola), the borellii group (H. borellii, H. taragui, H. rupicola, and H. uruguayensis) and the horrida group (H. horrida, H. underwoodi, H. septentrionalis, and H. marthae) (Cabral & Cacciali 2021). 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), author of “On the Origin of Species ...”. 
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  • AVILA, LUCIANO JAVIER; LORENA ELIZABETH MARTINEZ & MARIANA MORANDO 2013. Checklist of lizards and amphisbaenians of Argentina: an update. Zootaxa 3616 (3): 201–238 - get paper here
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