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Sphaerodactylus parthenopion THOMAS, 1965

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesVirgin Gorda Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus parthenopion THOMAS 1965: 117
Sphaerodactylus parthenopion — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 522
Sphaerodactylus parthenopion — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus parthenopion — RÖSLER 2000: 113 
DistributionBritish Virgin Islands (Gorda)

Type locality: Hillside above Pond Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MCZ 77211. 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1965; Thomas and Schwartz, 1966; MacLean, 1982. One of the smallest reptiles with a total maximal length of 32 mm. 
  • MacLean, W.P. 1982. Reptiles and amphibians of the Virgin Islands. MacMillan Caribbean, London: vii + 54 pp.
  • Mayer,G.C. & Lazell,J. 1988. Distributional records for reptiles and amphibians from the Puerto Rico Bank. Herpetological Review 19 91): 23-24 - 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.
  • Thomas, R. 1965. A new gecko from the Virgin Islands. Quart. Jour. Florida Acad. Sci. 28:117-122.
  • Thomas, R., and A. Schwartz. 1966. Sphaerodactylus (Gekkonidae) in the greater Puerto Rico region. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences, 10:193—260 - get paper here
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