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Sphaerodactylus pacificus STEJNEGER, 1903

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Pacific Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus pacificus STEJNEGER 1903
Sphaerodactylus pacificus — TAYLOR 1956: 34
Sphaerodactylus pacificus — WERMUTH 1965: 171
Sphaerodactylus pacificus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus pacificus — KÖHLER 2000: 51 
DistributionCosta Rica: Cocos Island

Type locality: Cocos Island, west of Costa Rica.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 31057 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Barbour, T. 1921. Sphaerodactylus. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. (Harvard) 47: 215-282. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Stejneger, L. 1903. Description of a new species of gecko from Cocos Island. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 16:3-4 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E. H. 1956. A review of the lizards of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 38 (part 1): 3-322 - get paper here
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