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Sphaerodactylus cochranae RUIBAL, 1946

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCochran's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus cochranae RUIBAL 1946:1
Sphaerodactylus cochranae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 480
Sphaerodactylus cochranae — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus cochranae — RÖSLER 2000: 111 
DistributionDominican Republic, Hispaniola

Type locality: Bahia de San Lorenzo, Hato Mayor Province, República Dominicana. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 50233. 
CommentFor illustrations see Ruibal, 1946; Thomas and Schwartz, 1983. 
EtymologyThis name honors the late Doris M. Cochran, Division of Herpetology at the United States National Museum from 1919 to her retirement in 1968. She was officially given the titles Assistant Curator in 1927, Associate Curator in 1942, and Curator in 1956 (Adler, 1989). 
References
  • Adler, K. (ed.) 1989. Contributions to the history of herpetology. SSAR Contributions to Herpetology (5): 1-202
  • Powell, R. and R. W. Henderson. 2008. Sphaerodactylus cochranae. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (851): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Powell, Robert, José A. Ottenwalder, Sixto J. Incháustegui, Robert W. Henderson and Richard E. Glor. 2000. Amphibians and reptiles of the Dominican Republic: Species of special concern. Oryx. 34 (2): 118-128
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Ruibal, R. 1946. A new Sphaerodactylus from the Dominican Republic. American Museum Novitates 1308: 14 - get paper here
  • 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 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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