Sphaerodactylus bromeliarum PETERS & SCHWARTZ, 1977
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sphaerodactylus bromeliarum?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Cuban Bromeliad Geckolet, El Yunque Least Gecko|
|Synonym||Sphaerodactylus bromeliarum PETERS & SCHWARTZ 1977: 395|
Sphaerodactylus bromeliarum — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 473
Sphaerodactylus bromeliarum — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus bromeliarum — RÖSLER 2000: 111
|Distribution||Cuba (Western part of El Yunque de Baracoe, above Tabojó, 15 km west of Baracoe, Oriente Province)|
Type locality: Western slope of El Yunque de Baracoa, above Tabojó, 15 km W Baracoa, Guantánamo Province, Cuba.
|Types||Holotype: ZMB 42827.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in only adult female 24 mm); dorsals small, acute,|
strongly keeled, imbricate, axilla to groin 36-41; no area of middorsal granules or granular scales; ventrals keeled, imbricate, axilla to groin 33-34; snout acuminate, not depressed or decurved; 1 internasal; upper labials to mideye 3-4; gular scales smooth; chest scales smooth, slightly keeled laterally; midbody scales 56-58; escutcheon unknown; sexual dichromatism unknown; dorsum (female, as preserved) medium brown with a more or less triangular, black scapular patch with 2 small, white ocelli; head trilineate with isolated dark brown lines from behind snout to occiput; a pair of lines from lores through eye across temples to above forelimb insertion; tail brown, slightly paler than dorsum, tip black preceded by broad white band, in tum preceded by narrow black band, these tail features forming complete rings about tail tip; juvenile like female but with 2 additional, more proximal white dorsal caudal dots (from Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 473).
|Comment||For illustrations see Peters and Schwartz, 1977. The year of description has been given as “1972”.|
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after its preference for bromeliads.|