Pseudogonatodes peruvianus HUEY & DIXON, 1970
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pseudogonatodes peruvianus?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Peru Clawed Gecko|
|Synonym||Pseudogonatodes peruvianus HUEY & DIXON 1970|
Pseudogonatodes peruvianus — KLUGE 1993
Pseudogonatodes peruvianus — RÖSLER 2000: 107
|Distribution||Peru (Rio Utcubamba Valley)|
Colombia [Castro, pers. comm.]
Type locality: Peru, Amazonas, Tingo, Rio Utcubamba
|Types||Holotype: MVZ 82136|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. An average sized Pseudogonatodes with a maximum snout-vent length of 31 mm; nine lamellae beneath fourth toe; toes lacking enlargement of third distal lamella; granular dorsum; 79-90 granules and scales around midbody; 55-59 transverse belly scales from gular granules to anus (Huey & Dixon 1970).|
Comparisons. P. peruvianus differs from P. furvus by a maximum snout-vent length of 31 mm, nine lamellae beneath fourth toe, and 79-90 granules and scales around midbody rather than a maximum snout-vent length of 45 mm, 14 or more fourth toe lamellae, and 100 or more granules around midbody; from P. barbouri by having 79 or more granules and scales around midbody and dorsal squamation of tiny granules, rather than 60 or less scales around midbody and dorsal squamation of large flat, imbricate scales; from P. amazonicus, P. guianensis, and P. lunulatus by having nine fourth toe lamellae of which the third distal one (counted from the nail sheath) is not enlarged nor thickened, and no enlarged basal lamella on first toe; rather than six fourth toe lamellae, of which the third distal one is enlarged and thickened, and presence of much enlarged basal lamella on first toe (Huey & Dixon 1970).
|Etymology||Named after its distribution in Peru.|