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Sphaerodactylus beattyi GRANT, 1937

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus beattyi seamani THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1966
Sphaerodactylus beattyi beattyi GRANT 1937 
Common NamesSaint Croix's sphaero, Beatty's Least Gecko, 
SynonymSphaerodactylus beattyi GRANT 1937: 508
Sphaerodactylus beattyi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 471
Sphaerodactylus beattyi — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus beattyi — RÖSLER 2000: 110 
DistributionUS Virgin Islands, St. Croix, Green Cay, Buck Island

Type locality: Good Hope, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (however, S. beattyi appears not to occur at the stated type-locality).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 80567
Holotype: MCZ 81056, an adult male, collected on 7 August 1965 by David C. Leber and Richard Thomas. Paratypes: AMNH, KU, MCZ, UF, UIMNH, USNM [seamani] 
Diagnosis 
CommentFor illustrations see Grant, 1937; Thomas and Schwartz, 1966; MacLean, 1982. 
EtymologyNamed after Harry Andrew Beatty (I902-1989) from St. Croix. See Beolens et al. 2011 for more biographical details. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1937. Herpetological notes with new species from the American and British Virgin Islands, 1936. J. Dept. Agric. Puerto Rico 21: 503-522.
  • MacLean, W.P. 1982. Reptiles and amphibians of the Virgin Islands. MacMillan Caribbean, London: vii + 54 pp.
  • 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 A. Schwartz. 1966. Sphaerodactylus (Gekkonidae) in the greater Puerto Rico region. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences, 10:193—260 - get paper here
 
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