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Sphaerodactylus perissodactylius THOMAS & HEDGES, 1988

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Martin Garcia Geckolet, Dominican Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus perissodactylus THOMAS & HEDGES 1988:101
Sphaerodactylus perissodactylius — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 523
Sphaerodactylus perissodactylius — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus perissodactylius — RÖSLER 2000: 113 
DistributionHispaniola: Dominican Republic (S Sierra Martin Garcia)

Type locality: 0.1 km S, 13.5 km E Canoa (airline distance, measured from junction with Santo Domingo-Barahona highway), 400 m, Barahona Province, República Dominicana, 18°20’39’’ N, 71°01’59’’ W.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 258729. 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas and Hedges, 1988.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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
  • 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. and S. B. Hedges 1988. Two new geckos (Sphaerodactylus) from the Sierra Martin Garcia of Hispaniola. Herpetologica 44: 96-104. - get paper here
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