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Homonota taragui CAJADE, ETCHEPARE, FALCIONE, BARRASSO & ALVAREZ, 2013

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHomonota taragui CAJADE, ETCHEPARE, FALCIONE, BARRASSO & ALVAREZ 2013 
DistributionArgentina (Corrientes)

Type locality: Paraje Tres Cerros, Cerro Nazareno (29°06'34,30"S, 56°55'51,92"W, 168 m elevation), Estancia “La Higuera Cue”, General San Martín Department, Corrientes Province, Argentina  
ReproductionReproduction. Oviparous. Gravid females of H. taragui where found during November and December, and the egg clutches in December. Egg clutches in the field and those laid by females in captivity consisted of a single egg. 
TypesHolotype: UNNEC 11293, adult female, collected by R. Cajade, E.G. Etchepare, C. Falcione, and D.A. Barrasso on 21 November 2010; Fig. 2, 3.
Paratypes. 21 specimens, UNNEC 
CommentDiagnosis. Homonota taragui is a small species of Homonota (SVL= 41.86 mm; Table 1) that can be distinguished from other species of the genus by the following set of characters: a well-marked dorsal, reticulate, dark pattern contrasting with the lighter colored background; small, star-shaped chromatophores on the abdomen; presence of an internasal scale contacting the rostral scales; granular scales covering the post-orbital region of the head; granular scales forming smooth edges of the meatus auditory; presence of moderately keeled scales on the dorsal and lateral surface of the body; keeled scales contiguously disposed on the dorsal surface of the body; cycloid scales covering the dorsal surface of the arms; moderately keeled scales interspersed with cycloid scales covering the dorsal and anterior regions of the thighs. Homonota taragui differs from H. andicola in the following characters: presence of keeled scales on the dorsal and lateral surface of the body and dorsal surface of the thighs (keeled scales absent in H. andicola); the auditory meatus with smooth edges formed by granular scales (serrated edges formed by conical scales in H. andicola). Homonota taragui differs from H. borellii in the following characters: presence of keeled scales on the lateral surface of the body and dorsal surface of the thighs (keeled scales absent in H. borellii, Fig. 4); presence of an internasal scale contacting the rostral scales (internasal scales absent in H. borellii, Fig 5). Homonota taragui differs from H. darwinii in the following characters: keeled scales extended along the whole dorsal body surface (keeled scales only on the posterior half of the dorsal body surface in H. darwinii); presence of keeled scales on the lateral surface of the body and dorsal surface of the thighs (keeled scales absent in H. darwinii); subcaudal scales transversely rectangular (vertically rhomboid in H. darwinii, Fig 6); the auditory meatus with smooth edges formed by granular scales (serrated edges formed by conical scales in H. darwinii). Homonota taragui differs from H. fasciata in the following characters: rows of keeled scales on dorsal surface of the body composed by moderately keeled scales disposed contiguously (composed by strongly keeled scales separated from each other in H. fasciata); dorsal surface of the arms covered by cycloid scales (covered by keeled scales in H. fasciata); presence of an internasal scale contacting the rostral scales (internasal scale absent in H. fasciata, Fig. 5); subcaudal scales transversely rectangular (rhomboid vertically and transversely rounded in H. fasciata, Fig. 6); the auditory meatus with smooth edges formed by granular scales (serrated edges formed by conical scales in H. fasciata). Homonota taragui differs from H. rupicola in the following characters: presence of keeled scales on the lateral surface of the body and dorsal surface thighs (keeled scales absent in H. rupicola, Fig. 4); presence of an internasal scale contacting the rostral scales (internasal scale absent in H. rupicola, Fig. 5). Homonota taragui differs from H. underwoodi in the following characters: presence of chromatophores on the abdomen (chromatophores on abdomen absent in H. underwoodi); presence of keeled scales on the dorsal and lateral surface of the body and dorsal surface of the thighs (keeled scales absent in H. underwoodi); presence of an internasal scale contacting the rostral scales (internasal scales absent in H. underwoodi, Fig. 5); subcaudal scales transversely rectangular (vertically rhomboid in H. underwoodi); the auditory meatus with smooth edges formed by granular scales (serrated edges formed by conical scales in H. underwoodi). Homonota taragui differs from H. uruguayensis in the following characters: rows of moderately keeled juxtaposed scales on the dorsal surface of the body (strongly keeled imbricate scales in H. uruguayensis); dorsal surface of the arms covered by cycloid scales (covered by keeled scales in H. uruguayensis); the post-orbital region of the head covered only with granular scales (covered with granular scales interspersed with large keeled scales in H. uruguayensis, Fig. 7). Homonota taragui differs from H. whitii in the following characters: presence of keeled scales on the dorsal and lateral surface of the body and dorsal surface of the thighs (keeled scales absent in H. whitii); presence of an internasal scale contacting the rostral scales (internasal scale absent in H. whitii, Fig. 5); subcaudal scales transversely rectangular (rounded and longitudinally elongated in H. whitii, Fig. 6); the auditory meatus with smooth edges formed by granular scales (serrated edges formed by conical scales in H. whitii). Homonota taragui differs from H. williamsii in the following characters: presence of keeled scales on the lateral surface of the body and dorsal surface of the thighs (keeled scales absent in H. williamsii); subcaudal scales transversely rectangular (longitudinally elongated in H. williamsii, Fig. 6); the auditory meatus with smooth edges formed by granular scales (serrated edges formed by conical scales in H. williamsii). 
References
  • CAJADE, RODRIGO; EDUARDO GABRIEL ETCHEPARE, CAMILA FALCIONE, DIEGO ANDRÉS BARRASSO, BLANCA BEATRIZ ALVAREZ 2013. A new species of Homonota (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) endemic to the hills of Paraje Tres Cerros, Corrientes Province, Argentina. Zootaxa 3709 (2): 162–176 - get paper here
  • Courtis, Azul; Rodrigo Cajade, José Miguel Piñeiro, Alejandra Hernando, Federico Marangoni 2015. First record of albinism in the Taragüi Gecko Homonota taragui (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) Herpetology Notes 8: 425-427 - get paper here
  • Morando, Mariana; Cintia D. Medina, Luciano J. Avila, Cristian H. F. Perez, Amy Buxton and Jack W. Sites Jr. 2014. Molecular phylogeny of the New World gecko genus Homonota (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae). Zoologica Scripta DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12052 - get paper here
 
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