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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesHomonota darwinii macrocephala CEI 1978
Homonota darwinii darwinii BOULENGER 1885 
Common NamesE: Darwin's Marked Gecko, Prickly Gecko 
SynonymHomonota darwinii BOULENGER 1885: 21
Homonota darwinii — BURT & BURT 1933: 5
Homonota darwinii — WERMUTH 1965: 92
Homonota darwinii — KLUGE 1993
Homonota darwinii — RÖSLER 2000: 89
Homonota darwinii — PEREZ et al. 2011

Homonota darwinii macrocephala CEI 1978
Homonota darwinii macrocephala — AVILA et al. 2013 
DistributionArgentina (Chubut, Neuquén, Buenos Aires, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz)

Type locality: Port Desire.

darwinii: Argentina

macrocephala: Argentina (Salta, El Quebrachal)  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1961.15, 1961.14, 1961.10, 1961.11-13
Holotype: MACN (given as LIHUBA / CENAI 1691 = Laboratorio de Investigaciones Herpetológicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires), paratypes: MCN [macrocephala] 
CommentSynonymy: Has previously been synonymized with H. gaudichaudii

Distribution: Not in Uruguay (Daniel Pincheira-Donoso, pers. comm., 19 Feb 2013). For maps of species distributions see Vanzolini 1968: 97 (Map 6).

Type species: Homonota darwinii BOULENGER 1885: 21 is the type species of the genus Homonota GRAY 1845: 171 (fide WERMUTH 1965: 92) 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), author of “On the Origin of Species ...”. 
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