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Taxonomy of the family Sphaerodactylidae
Bibliography of the genus Gonatodes
Biodiversity of the family Sphaerodactylidae








Genus
Gonatodes

American Padless Geckos, American Forest Geckos, American Bent-toed Geckos, Streak Lizards, (Neotropical Clawed Geckos)

Amerikanische Nacktfingergeckos

Dværg-nøgenfingergekkoer

1843 Gonatodes Fitzinger (type species: Gymnodactylus albogularis Dumeril & Bibron 1836)
Contents: 34 species, of which 24 (70.6%) are endemic.
Distribution: Central America, South America, West Indies.
Reported from: Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Ceara, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Piaui, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti (incl. Ile de la Gonâve), Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (Chiapas), Nicaragua (incl. Islas del Maiz: Isla Grande del Maiz), Panama, Peru, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (incl. Union Island), Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), Venezuela (incl. Blanquilla, Los Frailes, Margarita, Tortuga).

Gonatodes albogularis

Yellow-headed Gecko

Weißkehlgecko

Gulhovedet Nøgenfingergekko, Gulhovedet Gekko

1836 Gymnodactylus albogularis Dumeril & Bibron
1843 Gonatodes albigularis Fitzinger [substitute name for Gymnodactylus albogularis Duméril & Bibron 1836] (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
1855 Stenodactylus fuscus Hallowell (Rivero-Blanco 1979)
Gonatodes albogularis fuscus Boulenger 1885
Gonatodes fuscus Donoso-Barros 1968
1856 Gymnodactylus varius Duméril (Kluge 1991)
Gonatodes varius Vanzolini 1955
1862 Gymnodactylus notatus Reinhardt & Lütken (Rivero-Blanco 1979)
Gonatodes albogularis notatus Vanzolini & Williams 1962
1867 Gymnodactylus maculatus Steindachner (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
1875 Goniodactylus braconnieri O'Shaughnessy (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
1964 Gonatodes bodinii Rivero Blanco (Rivero-Blanco 1979)
Gonatodes albogularis bodinii Rivero-Blanco 1979

Other common names:
fuscus: Dusky Yellow-headed Gecko
Introduced to: Aruba, Belize, Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman), Curacao, Mexico (Veracruz), Nicaragua (incl. Islas del Maiz: Isla Pequeña del Maiz), USA (Florida).
Distribution: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti (incl. Ile de la Gonâve), Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (Chiapas), Nicaragua (incl. Islas del Maiz: Isla Grande del Maiz), Panama, Venezuela (incl. Tortuga).


Gonatodes alexandermendesi

Kaieteur Padless Gecko

Kaieteur-Nacktfingergecko

Kaieteur-nøgenfingergekko

2006 Gonatodes alexandermendesi Cole & Kok

Distribution: Guyana, Venezuela.


Gonatodes annularis

Ringed Padless Gecko

Ringel-Nacktfingergecko

Ringmønstret Nøgenfingergekko

1887 Gonatodes annularis Boulenger
1904 Gonatodes boonii Lidth de Jeude (Avila-Pires 1995; Rivero-Blanco 1968)
1923 Gonatodes beebei Noble (Avila-Pires 1995; Rivero-Blanco 1968)

Distribution: Brazil (Amapa, Amazonas, Para, Roraima), French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Surinam, Venezuela.


Gonatodes antillensis

Antilles Padless Gecko, Antilles Gecko

Antillen-Nacktfingergecko

Caribisk Nøgenfingergekko

1887 Gymnodactylus antillensis Lidth de Jeude
Gonatodes antillensis Rivero-Blanco 1964

Introduced to: Aruba.
Distribution: Bonaire, Curacao, Venezuela.


Gonatodes astralis

Starred Padless Gecko

Sternen-Nacktfingergecko

Stjerne-nøgenfingergekko

2010 Gonatodes astralis Schargel, Rivas, Makowsky, Senaris, Natera, Barros, Molina & Barrio-Amoros

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes atricucullaris

Black-hooded Padless Gecko, Cajamarca Gecko

Schwarzhauben-Nacktfingergecko

Sorthættet Nøgenfingergekko

1921 Gonatodes atricucullaris Noble

Distribution: Peru.


Gonatodes caudiscutatus

Scaly-tailed Padless Gecko, (Shield-headed Gecko)

Schwanzschuppiger Nacktfingergecko

Skælhalet Nøgenfingergekko

1859 Gymnodactylus caudiscutatus Günther
Goniodactylus caudiscutatus O'Shaughnessy 1875
Gonatodes caudiscutatus Boulenger 1885
1892 Gonatodes collaris Garman (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970; Wright 1983)

Remarks: Previously confused with concinnatus and riveroi. Presence in Colombia needs confirmation (Sturaro & Avila-Pires 2013).
Introduced to: Galapagos (Baltra, San Cristóbal).
Distribution: Ecuador, Peru.


Gonatodes ceciliae

Paria Padless Gecko

Paria-Nacktfingergecko

Paria-nøgenfingergekko

1966 Gonatodes ceciliae Donoso-Barros
1979 Gonatodes ceciliae trinitatis Rivero-Blanco

Distribution: Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad), Venezuela.


Gonatodes chucuri

Chucuri Padless Gecko, Chucuri Gecko

Chucuri-Nacktfingergecko

Chucuri-nøgenfingergekko

2020 Gonatodes chucuri Meneses-Pelayo & Ramírez

Distribution: Colombia.





Gonatodes concinnatus

Collared Padless Gecko, Collared Forest Lizard, Collared Streak Lizard

Halsband-Nacktfingergecko

Halsbånd-nøgenfingergekko

1881 Goniodactylus concinnatus O'Shaughnessy
Gonatodes concinnatus Boulenger 1885
1881 Goniodactylus buckleyi O'Shaughnessy (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)

Remarks: Now restricted to Ecuador and Peru (Sturaro & Avila-Pires 2011). Previously included ligiae and populations now assigned to riveroi. All records from Colombia are tentatively referred to riveroi. Although reported from Amazonas, Brazil (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970), the species has not yet been recorded from Brazil (Avila-Pires 1995).
Distribution: Ecuador, Peru.


Gonatodes daudini

Grenadines Padless Gecko, Grenadines Clawed Gecko

Grenadinen-Nacktfingergecko

Grenadiner-nøgenfingergekko

2005 Gonatodes daudini Powell & Henderson

Distribution: Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (Union Island).


Gonatodes eladioi

Para Padless Gecko

Para-Nacktfingergecko

Para-nøgenfingergekko

1987 Gonatodes eladioi Nascimento, Avila-Pires & Cunha

Distribution: Brazil (Mato Grosso, Para).


Gonatodes falconensis

Falcón Padless Gecko

Falcón-Nacktfingergecko

Falcón-nøgenfingergekko

1947 Gonatodes caudiscutatus falconensis Shreve
Gonatodes falconensis Rivero-Blanco 1967

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes ferrugineus

Trinidad Padless Gecko

Trinidad-Nacktfingergecko

Trinidad-nøgenfingergekko

1863 Gonatodes ferrugineus Cope

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of humeralis (e.g., Donoso-Barros 1968; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970). Revalidated as a separate species by Pinto, Colli, Higham, Russell, Scantlebury, Vitt & Gamble (2018).
Distribution: Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad).





Gonatodes hasemani

Brown-headed Padless Lizard, Brown-headed Streak Lizard

Braunköpfiger Nacktfingergecko

Brunhovedet Nøgenfingergekko

1917 Gonatodes hasemani Griffin
1933 Gonatodes spinulosus Amaral (Avila-Pires 1995)

Remarks: Sometimes erroneously spelled hasemanni (e.g., Wermuth 1965). Presence in Mato Grosso do Sul, although reported by Ferreira, Terra, Piatti, Delatorre, Strüssmann, Béda, Kawashita-Ribeiro, Landgref-Filho, Aoki, Campos, Souza, Ávila, Duleba, Martins, Rita & Albuquerque (2017), is considered doubtful (Costa & Bérnils 2018).
Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Para, Rondonia), Peru.


Gonatodes humeralis

Bridled Forest Gecko, Amazon Streak Lizard, Trinidad Gecko

Amazonas-Nacktfingergecko

Amazonas-nøgenfingergekko

1836 Gymnodactylus timoriensis Dumeril & Bibron (syn. Rösler, Grismer, Ineich & Kaiser 2019)
Gonatodes timorensis Boulenger 1885 [unjustified emendation]
Cnemaspis timoriensis Wermuth 1965
1855 Gymnodactylus humeralis Guichenot
Gonatodes humeralis Boulenger 1885
1871 Gymnodactylus incertus Peters (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
1875 Goniodactylus sulcatus O'Shaughnessy (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)

Remarks: Previously included ferrugineus. Records from Trinidad (e.g., Wermuth 1965; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970; Murphy 1997) refer to ferrugineus (Pinto, Colli, Higham, Russell, Scantlebury, Vitt & Gamble 2018). Records from Tobago (e.g., Wermuth 1965, Mertens 1972, Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970, Hardy 1982) refer to ocellatus (Hardy 1984).
Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Ceara, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Piaui, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela.


Gonatodes infernalis

El Infierno Padless Gecko

Infierno-Nacktfingergecko

Infierno-nøgenfingergekko

2008 Gonatodes infernalis Rivas & Schargel

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes lichenosus

Lichen Padless Gecko

Flechten-Nacktfingergecko

Grønbroget Nøgenfingergekko

2010 Gonatodes lichenosus Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, Cabello & Velozo

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes ligiae

Barinas Padless Gecko

Barinas-Nacktfingergecko

Barinas-nøgenfingergekko

1967 Gonatodes ligiae Donoso-Barros
Gonatodes concinnatus ligiae Rivero-Blanco 1979

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Sturaro & Avila-Pires (2011).
Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes machelae

Margarita Padless Gecko

Margarita-Nacktfingergecko

Margarita-nøgenfingergekko

2020 Gonatodes machelae Rivero-Blanco & Schargel

Distribution: Venezuela (Margarita).





Gonatodes nascimentoi

Anapu Padless Gecko

Anapu-Nacktfingergecko

Anapu-nøgenfingergekko

2011 Gonatodes nascimentoi Sturaro & Avila-Pires

Distribution: Brazil (Amapa, Para).


Gonatodes naufragus

Blanquilla Padless Gecko

Blanquilla-Nacktfingergecko

Blanquilla-nøgenfingergekko

2013 Gonatodes naufragus Rivas, Ugueto, Schargel, Barros, Velozo & Sánchez

Distribution: Venezuela (Blanquilla).


Gonatodes ocellatus

Ocellated Padless Gecko, Ocellated Clawed Day Gecko, Eyespot Gecko

Ocellen-Nacktfingergecko

Påfugle-nøgenfingergekko

1831 Cyrtodactylus ocellatus Gray
Gonatodes ocellatus Boulenger 1885

Remarks: Now restricted to Tobago (Rivero-Blanco 1979). Records from Margarita Island, along with a population on the Venezuelan mainland, represent an undescribed species, referred to as the Copey Clawed Day Gecko (Ugueto & Rivas 2010; Rivas, Molina, Ugueto, Barros, Barrio-Amoros & Kok 2012).
Distribution: Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad).


Gonatodes petersi

Perijá Padless Gecko

Perijá-Nacktfingergecko

Perijá-nøgenfingergekko

1967 Gonatodes petersi Donoso-Barros

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes purpurogularis

Purple-throated Padless Gecko

Purpurkehliger Nacktfingergecko

Purpurstrubet Nøgenfingergekko

2004 Gonatodes purpurogularis Esqueda

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes rayito

Mérida Padless Gecko

Mérida-Nacktfingergecko

Mérida-nøgenfingergekko

2017 Gonatodes rayito Schargel, Rivas, García-Pérez, Rivero-Blanco, Chippindale & Fujita

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes riveroi

Meta Padless Gecko

Meta-Nacktfingergecko

Meta-nøgenfingergekko

2011 Gonatodes riveroi Sturaro & Avila-Pires

Distribution: Colombia.


Gonatodes rozei

Miranda Padless Gecko

Miranda-Nacktfingergecko

Miranda-nøgenfingergekko

2012 Gonatodes rozei Rivero-Blanco & Schargel

Remarks: This species has been known for many years and was first described in an unpublished Ph.D. dissertation (Rivero-Blanco 1979) but it seems that it had never appeared previously in the scientific literature, until Rivero-Blanco & Schargel (2012) formally named and described the species.
Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes seigliei

Sucre Padless Gecko

Sucre-Nacktfingergecko

Sucre-nøgenfingergekko

1966 Gonatodes seigliei Donoso-Barros

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes superciliaris

Sarisariñama Padless Gecko

Sarisariñama-Nacktfingergecko

Sarisariñama-nøgenfingergekko

2008 Gonatodes superciliaris Barrio-Amoros & Brewer-Carias

Remarks: Status uncertain. Probably a synonym of alexandermendesi (Rivas, Molina, Ugueto, Barros, Barrio-Amorós & Kok 2012).
Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes taniae

Aragua Padless Gecko

Aragua-Nacktfingergecko

Aragua-nøgenfingergekko

1963 Gonatodes taniae Roze

Distribution: Venezuela.


Gonatodes tapajonicus

Rio Tapajó Padless Gecko

Tapajó-Nacktfingergecko

Tapajó-nøgenfingergekko

1980 Gonatodes tapajonicus Rodrigues

Distribution: Brazil (Para).


Gonatodes timidus

Iwokrama Padless Gecko

Iwokrama-Nacktfingergecko

Iwokrama-nøgenfingergekko

2011 Gonatodes timidus Kok

Distribution: Guyana.


Gonatodes vittatus

White-banded Padless Gecko, White-banded Gecko, Streaked Clawed Day Gecko

Weißbinden-Nacktfingergecko

Hvidbåndet Nøgenfingergekko

1856 Gymnodactylus vittatus Lichtenstein
Gonatodes vittatus Boulenger 1885
1864 Gonatodes gilli Cope (Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970)
1956 Gonatodes vittatus roquensis Roze

Introduced to: Aruba, Dominica.
Distribution: Colombia, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), Venezuela (incl. Los Frailes, Isla Margarita).