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Sphaerodactylus corticola GARMAN, 1888

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus corticola - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus corticola aporrox SCHWARTZ 1968
Sphaerodactylus corticola campter SCHWARTZ 1968
Sphaerodactylus corticola soter SCHWARTZ 1968
Sphaerodactylus corticola corticola GARMAN 1888 
Common NamesE: Central Bahamas Geckolet, Rum Cay Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus corticolus GARMAN 1888:111
Sphaerodactylus corticola — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 483
Sphaerodactylus corticola — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus corticola — RÖSLER 2000: 111 
DistributionBahamas (East Plana Cay, Acklin's Island), Crooked Island, North Cay, Fish Cay, Castle Island, Rum Cay), San Salvador Island

corticola: Rum Cay. Type locality: Rum Cay, Bahama Islands.

apporox: East Plana Cay.

campter: Crooked-Acklins Bank.

soter: San Salvador I. and satellites.

INCERTAE SEDIS: The species may occur on Conception I.; material from Samanâ Cay, Bahama Is., is unassigned subspecifically.  
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 6219, USNM 52408
Holotype: AMNH 76146 [apporox]
Holotype: CM 40636 [campter]
Holotype: CM 40635 [soter]
Holotype: AMNH 76146, an adult male, taken March 4, 1953 by George B. Rabb. PARATYPES: AMNH (5), UMMZ 115619 (10). [aporrox] 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz, 1968. 
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schwartz, A. 1968. The geckos (Sphaerodactylus) of the southern Bahama Islands. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 39: 227-271.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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