Vincent's least gecko

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Vincent's least gecko
Sphaerodactylus vincenti 01-Barbour 1921.jpg
1921 illustration of specimen from Saint Vincent
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species: S. vincenti
Binomial name
Sphaerodactylus vincenti
Boulenger, 1891

Vincent's least gecko (Sphaerodactylus vincenti ) is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to the Caribbean.

Geographic range[edit]

S. vincenti is found on the islands of Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, vincenti, refers to the island of Saint Vincent.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

Including the nominotypical subspecies, nine subspecies are recognized as being valid.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sphaerodactylus vincenti ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ 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. (Sphaerodactylus vincenti, p. 275).
  3. ^ "Sphaerodactylus vincenti ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1891). "On Reptiles, Batrachians, and Fishes from the Lesser West Indies". Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1891: 351-357. (Sphærodactylus vincenti, new species, p. 354).
  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999). Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. Macmillan Education Ltd. pp. 46–47, 101, 91, 93. ISBN 0-333-69141-5. 
  • Schwartz A, Thomas R (1975). A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp. (Sphaerodactylus vincenti, pp. 163-164).

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