Sphaerodactylus ocoae SCHWARTZ, 1977
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sphaerodactylus ocoae?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Ocoa Geckolet, Peravia Least Gecko|
|Synonym||Sphaerodactylus ocoae SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1977:61|
Sphaerodactylus ocoae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 517
Sphaerodactylus ocoae — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus ocoae — RÖSLER 2000: 113
|Distribution||Hispaniola: Dominican Republic (Peravia)|
Type locality: 3.0 km N Cruce de Ocoa, 214 m, Peravia Province, República Dominicana.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 194018.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size moderate (SVL in males to 37 mm, in females to 36 mm); dorsals small, acute, strongly keeled, flattened, imbricate, axilla to groin 27-35; no area of middorsal granules or granular scales; ventrals cycloid, imbricate, axilla to groin 27-38; dorsal caudal scales keeled, acute, imbricate, flat-lying, ventral caudal scales smooth, cycloid, slightly enlarged midventrally; snout acuminate, not depressed or decurved; snout scales small, narrow, flat, juxtaposed; 2 post-nasals; 0-1 (mode 1) internasal; upper labials to mideye 3-4 (mode 3); gular scales usually smooth, occasionally strongly to weakly keeled; chest scales smooth; midbody scales 45-57; escutcheon with broad, compact central area and extensions onto thighs near underside of knee, 6-8 x 18-28. No sexual dichromatism; dorsum yellow, reddish tan, brown, or black, heavily flecked with darker brown or black, flecking extending onto head; ocelli and scapular patch absent in adults but present in juveniles, ocelli diagonally elongate, extending along anterolateral borders of patch; females and juveniles with basic S. difficilis-complex head pattern, but pattern much obscured to absent in adults; throats of males heavily marked with discrete, dark brown to gray spots; venter pale yellow to grayish yellow in males, not brightly colored, yellow to yellow-gray in females, with orange wash on throat; iris yellow to golden (from Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 517).|
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|