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Hemidactylus palaichthus KLUGE, 1969

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Antilles Leaf-toed Gecko
Portuguese: Briba, Jacaré-de-Parede, Lagartixa, Lagartixa-da-Parede, Osga 
SynonymHemidactylus palaichthus KLUGE 1969:39
Hemidactylus brooki palaichthus — MERTENS 1972
Hemidactylus palaichthus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 417
Hemidactylus palaichthus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus palaichthus — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999 
DistributionGuyana, C/NE Venezuela (Guayana, Los Llanos, Guarico: HR 33: 223), Suriname, Trinidad, St. Lucia, N Brazil (Amazonas), Kurupukari, Tobago, Maria Island
Colombia [Castro,F. (pers. comm.)]

Type locality: Guyana, Kurupukari, 4° 0' N 59° 25' 0" W  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 60931, male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: H. palaichthus differes from all other gekkos (sic!) in the New World in the following combination of chararacters: (1) hemidactyl type of digit with enlarged subdigital lamellae of fourth toe reaching origin of digit from sole (similar to Fig. 3B, p. 11), (2) dorsal surfaces of body covered with small granules and large trihedral tubercles, (3) PP 32-43 (37.1), (4) IP absent, and (5) AS absent (from Kluge 1969: 39). 
CommentDistribution: see map in Avila-Pires 1995: 238 
  • 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
  • Boos, H.E.A. 1984. The terrestrial reptiles of Monos island. Living World - get paper here
  • Cole, Charles J.; Carol R. Townsend, Robert P. Reynolds, Ross D. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125 (4): 317-578; plates: 580-620 - get paper here
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • Gorzula, Stefan & Senaris, J. Celsa 1999. In: Contribution to the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana. I: a data base. Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. 8 [1998], 269+ pp.; ISBN 980-6020-48-0
  • Kluge, A. G. 1969. The evolution and geographical origin of the New World Hemidactylus mabouia-brooki complex (Gekkonidae, Sauria). Misc. PubI. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 138:1-78. - get paper here
  • Lewis, Todd R. 2001. Reptile observations on the Maria Islands: two satellite islands of St. Lucia (West Indies). Herpetological Bulletin (77): 25-28 - get paper here
  • Markezich, A.L. 2002. New distribution records of reptiles from Western Venezuela. Herpetological Review 33 (1): 69-74 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1972. Herpetofauna tobagana. Stuttgarter Beitr. zur Naturkunde nr. 252 22 pp. - get paper here
  • Pedroza-Banda, Raúl; Jhon Jairo Ospina-Sarria, Teddy Angarita-Sierra, Marvin Anganoy-Criollo, John D. Lynch 2014. Estado de la fauna de anfibios y reptiles del Casanare Ciencias naturales Estado del conocimiento de la fauna de anfibios y reptiles del departamento de Casanare, Colombia. Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. 38 (146): 17-34 - get paper here
  • Powell, R. 1990. Hemidactylus palaichthus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 468. - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. 2015. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. II. Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae. Zootaxa 3981 (1): 001–055 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. & Silvana Amaral 2016. Diversity, distribution, and conservation of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) in the Brazilian Amazonia. Neotropical Biodiversity, 2:1, 195-421 - 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
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Vanzolini P E 1978. On South American Hemidactylus (Sauria, Gekkonidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 31(20) 1978: 307-343
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