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Sphaerodactylus armstrongi NOBLE, 1933

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus armstrongi hypsinephes THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1983
Sphaerodactylus armstrongi armstrongi NOBLE & HASSLER 1933 
Common NamesArmstrong's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus armstrongi NOBLE & HASSLER 1933: 5
Sphaerodactylus armstrongi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 469
Sphaerodactylus armstrongi — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus armstrongi — RÖSLER 2000: 110

Sphaerodactylus armstrongi hypsinephes THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1983: 49 
DistributionDominican Republic, Hispaniola (Paradis/Brahona Province), Haiti

Type locality: “mountain top on property of G. Herrmann, near Paradis, Barahona, Dominican Republic, 2400 feet”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 51470, adult male
Holotype: USNM, adult male; paratypes: ASFS [hypsinephes] 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas and Schwartz, 1983. 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Mr. John C. Armstrong, Assistant Curator of the American Museum of Natural History (1930s), who planned the second expedition of the authors and assisted in much ofthe herpetological collecting. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Noble, G. K. and W. G. Hassler 1933. Two new species of frogs, five new species and a new race of lizards from the Dominican Republic. American Museum Novitates 652: 1-17. - 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. and S. B. Hedges 1988. Two new geckos (Sphaerodactylus) from the Sierra Martin Garcia of Hispaniola. Herpetologica 44: 96-104. - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. and S. B. Hedges. 1992. An unusual new Sphaerodactylus from Hispaniola (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Journal of Herpetology 26 (3): 289-292 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R., and A. Schwartz. 1983. Part 2. Sphaerodactylus savagei, S. cochranae, S. darlingtoni, S. armstrongi, S. streptophorus, and conclusions. Pp. 31-60. In: Schwartz, A., and R. Thomas. The difficilis complex of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria, Gekkonidae) of Hispaniola. Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, (22) :1—60
 
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