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Gonatodes taniae ROZE, 1963

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Ring-necked Clawed Gecko, Estado Aragua Gecko 
SynonymGonatodes taniae ROZE 1963
Gonatodes taniae — RIVERO-BLANCO 1964
Gonatodes taniae — RÖSLER 2000: 84
Gonatodes taniae — KORNACKER & NATERA-MUMAW 2008
Gonatodes taniae — BARRIO-AMORÓS & ORTÍZ 2016: 551 
DistributionVenezuela (Aragua, Carabobo, Yaracuy)

Type locality: Parque Nacional Henri Pittier de Rancho Grande, Estado Aragua, Venezuela, elevation 950 m.  
TypesHolotype: MBUCV 8281 
CommentBehavior: mainly diurnal 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Esqueda, Luis Felipe, Enrique La Marca, Marco Natera and Pietro Battiston 2001. Noteworthy reptilian state records and a lizard species new to the herpetofauna of Venezuela. Herpetological Review 32 (3):198-200 - 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
  • Kornacker, P. & Natera-Mumaw, M. 2008. Feldherpetologische Daten zu einigen Amphibien- und Reptilienarten im Wolkenwald des “Parque Nacional Henri Pittier”, Rancho Grande, Venezuela. Sauria 30 (3): 21-37 - 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
  • 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
  • Roze, J. A. 1963. Una nueva especie del genero Gonatodes (Sauria: Gekkonidae) de Venezuela. Publicaciones Ocasionales del Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas, Venezuela, Zoologla, (5):1—4
  • Schmid, M.; Feichtinger, W.; Nanda, I.; Schakowski, R.;Garcia, R.V.; Puppo, J.M.; Badillo, F. 1994. An extraordinarily low diploid chromosome number in the reptile Gonatodes taniae (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Journal of Heredity 85 (4): 255-260 - get paper here
  • Test, Frederic H.;Sexton, Owen J.;Heatwole, Harold 1966. Reptiles of Rancho Grande and vicinity, Estado Aragua, Venezuela. Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (128): 1-63 - get paper here
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