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Pseudogonatodes peruvianus HUEY & DIXON, 1970

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Peru Clawed Gecko 
SynonymPseudogonatodes peruvianus HUEY & DIXON 1970
Pseudogonatodes peruvianus — KLUGE 1993
Pseudogonatodes peruvianus — RÖSLER 2000: 107 
DistributionPeru (Rio Utcubamba Valley)
Colombia [Castro, pers. comm.]

Type locality: Peru, Amazonas, Tingo, Rio Utcubamba  
TypesHolotype: MVZ 82136 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 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). 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Peru. 
  • Avila-Pires, T.C.S. & Hoogmoed,M.S. 2000. On two new species of Pseudogonatodes Ruthven, 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), with remarks on the distribution of some other sphaerodactyl lizards. Zoologische Mededelingen 73 (12): 209-223 - get paper here
  • Huey, R. B., and J. R. Dixon. 1970. A new Pseudogonatodes from Peru with remarks on other species of the genus. Copeia 1970 (3): 538—542 - get paper here
  • MONTES-CORREA, ANDRÉS CAMILO; LILIANA P. SABOYÁ-ACOSTA, JUAN DAVID JIMÉNEZ-BOLAÑO, TEDDY ANGARITA-SIERRA, VLADIMIR BRICEÑO-PÉREZ, SAMUEL NÚÑEZ, JUAN MANUEL RENJIFO, WALTER E. SCHARGEL, JUAN D. DAZA, MARINUS S. HOOGMOED 2021. Extended diagnosis of the type species of Pseudogonatodes Ruthven 1915 (Gekkota: Sphaerodactylidae). Zootaxa 4915 (1): 041–059 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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