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Sphaerodactylus argivus GARMAN, 1888

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus argivus argivus GARMAN 1888
Sphaerodactylus argivus bartschi COCHRAN 1934
Sphaerodactylus argivus lewisi GRANT 1941 
Common NamesE: Cayman Islands Geckolet, Cayman Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus argivus GARMAN 1888:103
Sphaerodactylus argivus argivus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Sphaerodactylus argivus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 465
Sphaerodactylus argivus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus argivus — RÖSLER 2000: 110

Sphaerodactylus argivus bartschi COCHRAN 1934
Sphaerodactylus bartschi COCHRAN 1934: 5
Sphaerodactylus argus bartschi — COCHRAN 1961: 146
Sphaerodactylus argivus bartschi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988

Sphaerodactylus argivus lewisi GRANT 1941
Sphaerodactylus lewisi GRANT 1941: 20
Sphaerodactylus argivus lewisi — THOMAS 1975
Sphaerodactylus argivus lewisi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988 
DistributionCayman Brac, Antilles, Cayman-Islands (Little Cayman, Grand Cayman)

Type locality: Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands.  
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 6223, MCZ 13597.
Holotype: USNM 81759, male [bartschi]
Holotype: MCZ 44987, originally in private collection #2956 (given as "writer's collection"), adult male. Paratypes: BMNH 1939.2.1.95-96. [lewisi] 
CommentFor illustrations see Grant, 1941; Thomas, 1975. 
  • Cochran, D. M. 1934. Herpetological collections from the West Indies made by Dr. Paul Bartsch under The Walter Rathbone Bacon Scholarship, 1928-1930. Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 92 (7): 1-48. - get paper here
  • Garman, S. 1888. Reptiles and batrachians from the Caymans and from the Bahamas. Collected by Prof. C. J. Maynard for the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass. Bull. Essex Inst. 20: 101-113
  • Grant, C. 1941. The herpetology of the Cayman Islands. Bulletin of the Institute of Jamaica, Science Series [1940] (2):1-56
  • Pagoda, P. 2011. Ein Monat als Volontär in der Karibik - der Blauen wegen. Elaphe 19 (1): 65-72
  • Röll, B. 2017. Die Strandmandel. Vielseitig nutzbar für kleine Reptilien. Reptilia (Münster) 22 (124): 44-49 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Thomas, R. 1975. The argus group of West Indian Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica 31: 177-195. - get paper here
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