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28 officially described as of March 2013, see text
Gonatodes is a genus of dwarf geckos of the family Sphaerodactylidae. The majority of the species in the genus are diurnally active, scansorial and sexually dichromatic, with adult body size (Snout-Vent Length) ranging from 28mm to 65mm for known species, and diets composed largely of small arthropods. Clutch size is one, with most species producing several clutches per year, and some utilizing communal egg-laying sites. Most species are forest dwelling, with some species being able to utilize human modified environments, in some cases including highly urbanized areas.
Species of Gonatodes are found in Central America including southern Mexico, a few Caribbean Islands (including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and the northern part of South America, including Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, parts of Brazil, Venezuela and the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Human mediated introductions have occurred with one species in the Galapagos Islands and another in Florida.
Some subspecies are also listed.
- Gonatodes albogularis – Yellow-headed gecko
- Gonatodes albogularis albogularis
- Gonatodes albogularis bodinii
- Gonatodes albogularis fuscus
- Gonatodes albogularis notatus
- Gonatodes alexandermendesi – Mendes' gecko
- Gonatodes annularis – Annulated gecko
- Gonatodes antillensis – Antilles gecko
- Gonatodes atricucullaris – Cajamarca geeko
- Gonatodes caudiscutatus – Shieldhead gecko
- Gonatodes ceciliae – Brilliant South American gecko
- Gonatodes concinnatus – O'Shaughnessy's gecko/Collared gecko
- Gonatodes daudini – Daudin's gecko
- Gonatodes eladioi – South American gecko
- Gonatodes falconensis – Estado Falcon gecko
- Gonatodes hasemani – Haseman's gecko
- Gonatodes humeralis – Trinidad gecko
- Gonatodes infernalis Rivas & Schargel, 2008
- Gonatodes lichenosus
- Gonatodes ligiae
- Gonatodes nascimentoi
- Gonatodes naufragus
- Gonatodes ocellatus – Eyespot gecko
- Gonatodes petersi – Peters' gecko
- Gonatodes purpurogularis
- Gonatodes riveroi
- Gonatodes rozei
- Gonatodes seigliei – Estados Sucre gecko
- Gonatodes superciliaris
- Gonatodes taniae – Estado Aragua gecko
- Gonatodes tapajonicus – Para gecko
- Gonatodes timidus Kok, 2011
- Gonatodes vittatus – Wiegmann's Striped gecko
- Gonatodes vittatus roquensis
- Gonatodes vittatus vittatus
- Gamble, T., A. M. Simons, G. R. Colli, and L. J. Vitt. 2008. Tertiary climate change and the diversification of the Amazonian gecko genus Gonatodes (Sphaerodactylidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46:269–277.
- Gamble, T., A. M. Bauer, E. Greenbaum, and T.R. Jackman. 2008. Evidence for Gondwanan vicariance in an ancient clade of gecko lizards. Journal of Biogeography 35: 88–104.
- Kok, P.J.R. (2011). "A new species of the genus Gonatodes Fitzinger, 1843 (Reptilia: Sphaerodactylidae) from central Guyana, northern South America." Zootaxa 3018: 1-12.
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