Dichotomus Key
Gonatodes (Fitzinger)
This key is to the Gonatodes inhabiting Venezuela

1.--Dorsal stripe present...............................................2
    Dorsal stripe absent.................................................4

2.--Dorsal stripe very conspicuous...............................3
    Dorsal stripe inconspicuous or absent in the males        ground color grayish........................................bodini

3.--Head broad, with rounded snout, more than 22
    plates under the fourth toe.............................petersi
    Head slender, with acute snout, less than 21 plates        under the fourth toe.......................................vittatus

4.--Rostral, simphysial and the first three supralabials       granular in both sexes....................................siegliei
    Rostral, simphysial and supralabial smooth............5

5.--Top of the head with divergent stripes....................6
    Top of the head without divergent stripes..............11

6.--One or two pairs of large, pale, black edged ocelli          on both sides of back..................................ocellatus
    Without ocelli on sides of back................................7

7.--Size small, less than 21 plates under fourth toe.......
    .............................................................caudiscutatus
    Large size, more than 23 plates under fourth toe.......
    ...................................................................................8

8.--Back greenish yellow with reddish brown spots               which are confluent in the midline................ceciliae
    Not as above.............................................................9

9.--Back golden fleshy with a prehumeral blue spot.....
    ..........................................................................taniae
    Not as above............................................................10

10.--Pale brown with four rows of black spots...ceriliae
      Grayish with two rows of triangular spots....taniae

11.--Lamellae beneath basal portion of each digit as              wide as digit itself..................................................12
      Lamellae beneath basal portion of each digit much         narrower than the digit itself.................................13

12.--Top of the head margined with a pale stripe; no              stripe on the snout, body cinnamon, size moderate
      ..................................................................humeralis
      Top of the head not margined with a pale stripe, no         stripe on the snout, body pale grayish...........ligiae

13.--Gular region light, surrounded by a black                        transverse band on the throat...............albogularis
      Gular region, throat and abdomen light, without              black spots.....................................................fuscus

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