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Gonatodes antillensis (LIDTH DE JEUDE, 1887)

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Venezuelan Coastal Clawed Gecko, Antilles Gecko
G: Nacktfingergecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus antillensis LIDTH DE JUDE 1887: 129
Gymnodactylus antillensis — HUMMELINCK 1940: 74
Gymnodactylus antillensis — LAURENT 1949: 1
Gonatodes antillensis — RIVERO BLANCO 1964
Gonatodes antillensis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 131
Gonatodes antillensis — RÖSLER 2000: 84
Gonatodes vittatus roquensis ROZE 1956
Gonatodes antillensis — RIVAS et al. 2012 
DistributionN Venezuela, Bonaire, Las Aves, Orchila, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba

Type locality: Curaçao and Aruba, Dutch West Indies.

roquensis: Type locality: El Gran Roque, archipiélago de los Roques, Venezuela.  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.23.12-13 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentBehavior: nocturnal (in contrast to other Gonatodes which are mainly diurnal)

Synonymy: The holotype of G. vittatus roquensis (MHNLS 1031) is an adult specimen of G. antillensis (MHNLS 1031, erroneously cited as MNHLS 10800). The remaining series of paratypes deposited in MHNLS (1032–1043) and MBUCV (MBUCV 1906–1909) are G. aff. vittatus (RIVAS et al. 2012). 
  • Barrio-Amorós, C.L. 2010. GONATODES - Los Geckos diurnos de Venezuela. RioVerde 2010; 43-50
  • BARRIO-AMORÓS, CESAR L. & JUAN C. ORTÍZ 2016. Venezuelan geckos (Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae) in the collection of the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, with description of the type series of Gonatodes ligiae and Gonatodes petersi (Sphaerodactylidae). Zootaxa 4136 (3): 537–552 - get paper here
  • Hummelinck, P. W. 1940. Studies on the fauna of Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire and the Venezuelan Islands: No. 2. A survey of the mammals, lizards and mollusks. ['Gymnophthalmus laevicaudus: 80]. Studies on the Fauna of Curacao and other Caribbean Islands. 1:59—108
  • Laurent, R. 1949. Note sur quelques reptiles appartenant à la collection de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. III. Formes americaines. Bull. Inst. roy. Sci. nat. Belgique, Bruxelles, 25 (9): 1-20 [4]
  • Lidth de Jeude, Th. W. van. 1887. On a collection of reptiles and fishes from the West-Indies. Notes from the Leyden Museum 9: 129—139. - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Rivas, Gilson A.; Gabriel N. Ugueto, Walter E. Schargel, Tito R. Barros, Pablo Velozo, and Luz Esther Sánchez 2013. A Distinctive New Species of Gonatodes (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from Isla La Blanquilla, Venezuela, with Remarks on the Distribution of Some Other Caribbean Sphaerodactylid Lizards. South American J. Herp. 8 (1): 5-18.
  • Rivero Blanco, C. V. 1964. Una nueva especie del genero Gonatodes Fitzinger (Sauria: Sphaerodactylidae) de Venezuela, con clave para las especies del pais. Acta Biologica Venezuelica, 4:169-184
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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