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Gonatodes eladioi NASCIMENTO, AVILA-PIRES & CUNHA, 1987

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: South American Gecko
Portuguese: Briba, Lagartixa 
SynonymGonatodes eladioi NASCIMENTO et al. 1987
Gonatodes eladioi — AVILA-PIRES 1995: 264
Gonatodes eladioi — RÖSLER 2000: 84 
DistributionBrazil (Para)

Type locality: Serra de Carajas in Pará State, Brazil  
TypesHolotype: MPEG 14385 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Gonatodes with proximal subdigital lamellae as wide as digit, i n total 14-16 under fourth toe. Two lateral rows of scales (on each side) on distal part of digits. Tail ventrally with a repetitive sequence of one single midventral scale in contact at each side (latero-distally) with one scale, followed by a slightly larger, single midventral in contact at each side with two scales. Scales around midbody 84-97. Ventrals 43-48. Male with pale vertebral stripe from snout to base of tail; dorsal pattern in life in different tones of brown and grey, vertebral stripe smoke-grey (Avila-Pires 1995: 265). 
CommentSympatry: Gonatodes eladioi is sympatric with G. humeralis.

Distribution: Reports from Galapagos, Cocos Island, Caribbean Islands, are in error (M. Hoogmoed, pers. comm.)

Behavior: mainly diurnal 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Eladio Da Cruz Lima (1900-1943) a Justice at the Supreme Court, State of Pará, Brazil. He was also a zoologist associated with Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belém, Brazil.  
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