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Gonatodes castanae CARVAJAL-COGOLLO, EGUIS-AVENDAÑO & MEZA-JOYA, 2020

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Castaño’s Gecko
S: Geco de Castaño 
SynonymGonatodes castanae CARVAJAL-COGOLLO, EGUIS-AVENDAÑO & MEZA-JOYA 2020 
DistributionColombia (Bolívar)

Type locality: Hacienda IRHOPALMA, municipality of Norisí, department of Bolívar, Colombia (8°34’43’’ N, 74°07’13’’ W; ca. 150 m a.s.l.), 1 km apart from the main hill of the Serranía de San Lucas  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. UPTC-Re 1010, adult male, collected by Jorge Eguis, 01 May 2019.
Paratypes (n=3). UPTC-Re 1011–13 with same data as the holotype, collected by Jorge Eguis, 01 May 2019. 
Diagnosis 
CommentOnly limited information available as authors did not provide more details upon request. 
EtymologyThe specific name castanae is a patronym for Olga Victoria Castaño, to whom we dedicate with great honor this species in recognition of her multiple and meaningful contributions to the field of herpetology in Colombia and who for many years was the mentor of the first author JECC. 
References
  • CARVAJAL-COGOLLO, J. E., EGUIS-AVENDAÑO, J. A., & MEZA-JOYA, F. L. 2020. A new diurnal gecko in the genus Gonatodes (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the foothills of the Serranía de San Lucas, Norosí-Colombia. Zootaxa 4877 (2): 345-360 - get paper here
 
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