Sphaerodactylus parvus KING, 1962
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sphaerodactylus parvus?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Sphaerodactylus macrolepis parvus KING 1962|
Sphaerodactylus macrolepis parvus — WERMUTH 1965: 169
Sphaerodactylus macrolepis parvus — THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1966
Sphaerodactylus macrolepis parvus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Sphaerodactylus macrolepis parvus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991
Sphaerodactylus parvus — POWELL & HENDERSON 2001
|Distribution||Anguilla, St.-Barthélémy, St.-Martin, Tintamarre I., Dog. I., St. Barts.|
Type locality: Wayne King, St.-Martin Island, 2.5 miles west and .25 miles north of Philipsburg. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: UF/FSM 10034.1 (Florida State Museum of Natural History)|
|Comment||Sphaerodactylus parvus differs from most populations of S. macrolepis in having only hairbearing organs on the dorsal scales, in being much smaller, and in having a higher mean number of midbody scale rows (the range of the latter does not overlap with those known for five of the nine subspecies of S. macrolepis; see Table 1 in POWELL & HENDERSON 2001). Differences in pattern also exist, but “the lack of marked sexual dichromatism in parvus is of itself definitive” (Thomas and Schwartz, 1966).|
|Etymology||Named after Latin “parvus, -a, -um” = small.|
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