Sphaerodactylus macrolepis

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Sphaerodactylus macrolepis
Sphaerodactylus macrolepis (cropped).jpg
in Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Researve, Aguirre, Puerto Rico
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species:
S. macrolepis
Binomial name
Sphaerodactylus macrolepis
Günther, 1859
Subspecies
  • S. m. macrolepis - Günther, 1859
  • S. m. ateles - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. m. grandisquamis - Stejneger, 1904
  • S. m. guarionex - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. m. inigoi - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. m. mimetes - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. m. parvus (see text) - King, 1962
  • S. m. phoberus - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. m. spanius - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. m. stibarus - Thomas & Schwartz 1966
Synonyms
  • Sphaerodactylus imbricatus - Fischer, 1881
  • Sphaerodactylus danforthi - Grant, 1931
  • Sphaerodactylus ateles - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • Sphaerodactylus grandisquamis — Heatwole et al., 1963

Sphaerodactylus macrolepis, also known as the big-scaled least gecko, big-scaled dwarf gecko, or cotton ginner, is a gecko mainly distributed in Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It is one of over 100 species in the genus Sphaerodactylus.

The former subspecies S. m. parvus, which is endemic to the Anguilla Bank (Anguilla, Saint Martin, and Saint Barthélemy) in the Lesser Antilles, was elevated to species level in 2001, as S. parvus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platenberg, R., Joglar, R. & Rodriguez, C. 2016. Sphaerodactylus macrolepis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75605505A115488645. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T75605505A75607799.en. Downloaded on 03 March 2019.
  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., p. 55, ISBN 0-333-69141-5.
  • Powell, Robert; Henderson, Robert W. (2001), "On the Taxonomic Status of Some Lesser Antillean Lizards", Caribb. J. Sci., 37 (3–4): 288–290.

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