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Gonatodes ceciliae DONOSO-BARROS, 1966

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Brilliant Clawed Gecko, Brilliant South American Gecko 
SynonymGonatodes ceciliae DONOSO-BARROS 1966
Gonatodes ceciliae — RÖSLER 2000: 84
Gonatodes ceciliae — BARRIO-AMORÓS & ORTÍZ 2016 
DistributionVenezuela (cloud forest of Paria Mountains), Trinidad

Type locality: Cerro Azul, Cerca de Macuro, Peninsula de Paria, Estado Sucré, Venezuela.  
TypesHolotype: private collection Donoso-Barros, macho 64301 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: “Un Gonatodes grande, concabeza amarillenta sulfúrea, cruzada por fajas castaño rojizas. Dorso verdoso con manchas rojas que tienden a confluir en la línea media. Hembras grandes, grisáceas con manchas no confluentes.” 
CommentKaryotype: Chromosomal variability may indicate cryptic species (McBee et al. 1987).

Behavior: mainly diurnal 
EtymologyNamed after Cecilia Donoso-Barros, the daughter of the Chilean herpetologist Dr. Roberto Donoso-Barros (1922-1975). She was seriously injured in the car accident in which her father was killed. 
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  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boos, H.E.A. 1984. The terrestrial reptiles of Monos island. Living World - get paper here
  • Cole, C.J. & Kok, P.J. 2006. New Species of Gekkonid Lizard (Sphaerodactylinae: Gonatodes) from Guyana, South America. American Museum Novitates (3524): 1-16 - get paper here
  • Donoso-Barros, R. 1966. Dos nuevos Gonatodes de Venezuela. Publ. Ocas. Mus. Hist. Nat., Santiago de Chile, 11: 1-32
  • Ezaz, T. et al. 2009. Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 249-260 - get paper here
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • McBee,K.; Bickham,J.W. & Dixon,J.R. 1987. Male heterogamety and chromosomal variation in Caribbean lizards. Journal of Herpetology 21 (1): 68-71 - get paper here
  • Rivas, G. A., Lasso-Alcalá, O. M., Rodríguez-Olarte, D., De Freitas, M., Murphy, J. C., Pizzigalli, C., ... & Jowers, M. J. 2021. Biogeographical patterns of amphibians and reptiles in the northernmost coastal montane complex of South America. Plos one, 16(3): e0246829 - get paper here
  • Rivas, G.A. & Schargel, W.E. 2008. Gecko on the rocks: an enigmatic new species of Gonatodes (Sphaerodactylidae) from Inselbergs of the Venezuelan Guayana. Zootaxa 1925: 39–50 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Werner, Yehudah L. 2008. Tales of Tails. Gekko 5 (2): 6-18
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