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Sphaerodactylus dunni SCHMIDT, 1936

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus dunni - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Dunn's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus dunni SCHMIDT 1936
Sphaerodactylus dunni — WERMUTH 1965: 166
Sphaerodactylus dunni — HARRIS & KLUGE 1984: 42
Sphaerodactylus dunni — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus dunni — KÖHLER 2000: 51
Sphaerodactylus dunni — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionHonduras; Utila Island, elevation: 100-230 m

Type locality: Naco River near Cofradia, Honduras.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 32199 
CommentRelative abundance in Honduras: rare

Distribution: not on Cuba (Powell & Henderson 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after Emmett Reid Dunn (1894-1956) [obituary in Schmidt 1957: 75]. 
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  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
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  • McCranie, J. & Castañeda, F.E. 2005. The herpetofauna of Parque Nacional Pico Bonito, Honduras. Phyllomedusa 4 (1): 3-16 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • Meyer, J. R., & WILSON, L. D. 1971. Taxonomic studies and notes on some Honduran amphibians and reptiles. Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci., 70: 106-114. - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K.P. 1936. New amphibians and reptiles from Honduras in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 49: 43-50. - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K.P. 1957. Emmett Reid Dunn, 1894-1956. Copeia 1957 (2): 75-77 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
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