Sphaerodactylus parvus

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Sphaerodactylus parvus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species: S. parvus
King, 1962
Binomial name
Sphaerodactylus parvus
Powell & Henderson, 2001
Synonyms
  • Sphaerodactylus microlepis parvus - King, 1962

Sphaerodactylus parvus is a gecko endemic to the Anguilla Bank of islands in the Lesser Antilles, which comprises Anguilla, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthélemy. It was elevated to species level in 2001, formerly described as a subspecies of S. macrolepis.

Both sexes can reach a size of around 35 mm. The dorsal surface in males is tan to brown, and may be without markings or have a "salt and pepper" pattern of scattered dark scales. Its ventral surface is pale, occasionally with markings on the throat. Its head is yellow to orange.

References[edit]

  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., p. 55, ISBN 0-333-69141-5 .
  • Powell, Robert; Robert W. (2001), On the Taxonomic Status of Some Lesser Antillean Lizards, Carib. J. Sci. 37 (3-4): 288–290 .

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