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Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni SHREVE, 1968

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus darlingtoni darlingtoni SHREVE 1968
Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni noblei (SHREVE 1968)
Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni bobilini THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1983
Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni mekistus THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1983 
Common NamesDarlington's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus darlingtoni SHREVE 1968:15
Sphaerodactylus difficilis COCHRAN 1941 (part.)
Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 486
Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni — RÖSLER 2000: 111

Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni noblei (SHREVE 1968)
Sphaerodactylus noblei SHREVE 1968
Sphaerodactylus darlingtoni noblei — RÖSLER 2000: 111 
DistributionDominican Republic (Barahona, Azua, Pico Diego de Ocampo, summit dome, between Puerta Plata and Santiago, Prov. Santiago, Sierra de Neiba, Province Duarte), Hispaniola.

darlingtoni: República Dominicana, western Cordillera Septentrional. Type locality: “Mt. Diego de Ocampo, summit dome, ca. 4000 feet, between Puerto Plata and Santiago, Dominican Republic”

bobilini: República Dominicana, Sierra Martin Garcia.

mekistus: República Dominicana, Sierra de Neiba.

noblei: northeastern República Dominicana, southeast to Hato Mayor and La Romana provinces. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 44380
Holotype: USNM 194045 [bobilini]
Holotype: USNM 194046 [mekistus]
Holotype: AMNH 45216 [noblei] 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed for P. J. Darlington, the collector of the type 
References
  • 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.
  • Shreve, B. 1968. The notatus group of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria, Gekkonidae) in Hispaniola. Breviora (280): 1-28 - get paper here
  • 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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