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Sphaerodactylus levinsi HEATWOLE, 1968

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesDesecheo Gecko, Isla Desecheo Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus levinsi HEATWOLE 1968: 2
Sphaerodactylus levinsi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 504
Sphaerodactylus levinsi — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus levinsi — RÖSLER 2000: 112 
DistributionPuerto Rico

Type locality: “Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico” Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MCZ R 100274 (originally UPRRP 4566) 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Richard Levins, a companion of the author. 
  • Heatwole, H. 1968. Herpetogeography of Puerto Rico. V. Description of a new species of Sphaerodactylus from Desecheo Island. Breviora (292): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Meier,A.J. & Noble,R.E. 1990. Notes on the status and habits of the Desecheo Gecko, Sphaerodactylus levinsi. Journal of Herpetology 24 (4): 426-428 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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