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Sphaerodactylus dimorphicus FONG & DIAZ, 2004

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Santiago De Cuba Geckolet 
SynonymSphaerodactylus dimorphicus FONG & DIAZ 2004
Sphaerodactylus torrei ocujal THOMS & SCHWARTZ 1966
Sphaerodactylus nigropunctatus ocujal SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1985 
DistributionSE Cuba

Type locality: Siboney, Cantiago de Cuba, 40 m. elevation.  
TypesHolotype: BSC H 2204, paratype: ROM 
CommentSpecimens of S. dimorphicus have previously been described as Sphaerodactylus torrei ocujal (La Socapa and El morro in Santiago de Cuba) or Sphaerodactylus nigropunctatus ocujal (bay and around and East of Santiago de Cuba). 
EtymologyFrom the Latin di (two), and morpho (form). 
  • Fong, A. & Diaz 2004. Two new species of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the southeastern coast of Cuba. Solenodon 4: 73-84
  • 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
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