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South American marked gecko,
Homonota fasciata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Homonota
Gray, 1845

Homonota is a genus of South American geckos, commonly known as marked geckos.

Species & subspecies[edit]

Nota bene: A binomial authority or trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species or subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Homonota.

Geographic range[edit]

Species within this genus are known to occur in many parts of South America. For example, H. gaudichaudii is endemic to the Chilean mattoral ecoregion, found chiefly in the nation of Chile.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Homonota andicola, p. 50; H. borelli, p. 32; H. darwini, p. 65; H. underwoodi, p. 270).
  2. ^ Hogan, C. Michael, & World Wildlife Fund (2013). Chilean matorral. ed. M.McGinley. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Gekkonidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Genus Homonota, p. 21), (Homonota darwinii, new species, pp. 21–22 + Plate III, Figure 7), (Homonota whitii, new species, p. 22 + Plate III, Figure 6).
  • Gray JE (1845). Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Edward Newman, printer). xxviii + 289 pp. (Homonota, new genus, p. 171).