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Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus HALLOWELL, 1861

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSpotted Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus millepunctatus HALLOWELL 1861: 480
Sphaerodactylus continentalis WERNER 1896
Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus — TAYLOR 1956: 49
Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus — WERMUTH 1965: 170
Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus — HARRIS & KLUGE 1984: 17
Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus — LINER 1994
Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus — KÖHLER 2000: 51
Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus — MCCRANIE & HEDGES 2012: 73 
DistributionGuatemala, Belize, Nicaragua (incl. Isla de Maíz Grande), Honduras, Costa Rica (from the Mosquitia region of northeastern Honduras to northern Costa Rica), Mexico (Tabasco)

Type locality: Nicaragua.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesNeotype: UMMZ 173053 
CommentDistribution: KÖHLER 2000 states “not on the Yucatan peninsula” but see map in LEE 1996: 180.

Synonymy: S. lineolatus, S. glaucus.

Relative abundance in Honduras: infrequent 
EtymologyThe name millepunctatus is derived from the Latin words mille (a thousand) and punctum (spot) and the Latin suffix -atus (provided with). The name alludes to the spotted pattern of the syntypes. 
References
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