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Sphaerodactylus glaucus COPE, 1866

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Central American Collared Geckolet, Collared Dwarf Gecko, Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus glaucus COPE 1866
Sphaeriodactylus inornatus PETERS 1874: 738
Sphaerodactylus glaucus — BOULENGER 1885: 221
Sphaerodactylus torquatus STRAUCH 1887
Sphaeriodactylus inornatus — TAYLOR 1946: 301
Sphaerodactylus torquatus — TAYLOR 1946: 302
Sphaerodactylus glaucus — TAYLOR 1946: 305
Sphaerodactylus glaucus — HARRIS & KLUGE 1984: 27
Sphaerodactylus glaucus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus glaucus — LINER 1994
Sphaerodactylus glaucus — KÖHLER 2000: 51
Sphaerodactylus glaucus — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Veracruz, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Puebla), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize

Type locality: “Mexico”; restricted to “Tehuantepec, Oaxaca” by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950 [Sphaeriodactylus inornatus PETERS 1874]  
TypesSyntypes: USNM 6572 etc.
Lectotype: ZMB 36187, designated by HARRIS & KLUGE 1984 [Sphaeriodactylus inornatus PETERS 1874] 
CommentDistribution: Not listed for Costa Rica by KÖHLER (2000).

Types: Harris & Kluge 1984: 32 conclude that USNM 6572 is the holotype of S. glaucus and that USNM 62995-96 and MCZ 13570 are not types, but rather the "several specimens" later referred to by Cope (1866:125). 
EtymologyThe name glaucus is Latin (bluish green or gray) and was used by Cope (1866a: 192) for his color description of the dorsal surfaces of the holotype as ‘‘greenish stone color or glaucus.’’ 
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