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Sphaerodactylus cricoderus THOMAS, HEDGES & GARRIDO, 1992

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Turquino Collared Geckolet, Turquino collared Sphaero 
SynonymSphaerodactylus cricoderus THOMAS, HEDGES & GARRIDO 1992: 362
Sphaerodactylus cricoderus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus cricoderus — RÖSLER 2000: 111 
DistributionCaribbean: Cuba

Type locality: "2.8 km N Uvero. Santiago de Cuba Prov. Cuba, 136 m"  
TypesHolotype: MNHNCU 238 (actually 2222) 
CommentSee also S. schwartzi. 
EtymologyNamed after Greek “krikos” (= ring), and “dere” (= neck) in allusion to the pale band across the neck of this species. 
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Thomas, R., S. B. Hedges, and O.H. Garrido. 1992. Two new species of Sphaerodactylus from eastern Cuba (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica 48: 358-367. - get paper here
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