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Sphaerodactylus epiurus THOMAS & HEDGES, 1993

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesHISPANIOLAN TAILSPOT SPHAERO 
SynonymSphaerodactylus epiurus THOMAS & HEDGES 1993:350
Sphaerodactylus epiurus — RÖSLER 2000: 112 
DistributionDominican Republic (Loma El Penon)

Type locality: Loma El Penon (near Garcia), approximately 5 lin airline N Bejucal, 100-290 m, Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic"  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 317883 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek “epi” (= on, over), and “oura” (= tail), in allusion to the distinctive postsacral ocelli. 
References
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Thomas, R. and S. B. Hedges. 1993. A new banded Sphaerodactylus from eastern Hispaniola (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica 49: 350-354 - get paper here
 
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