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Sphaerodactylus epiurus THOMAS & HEDGES, 1993

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
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" Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: USNM 317883 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek “epi” (= on, over), and “oura” (= tail), in allusion to the distinctive postsacral ocelli. 
  • 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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