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Sphaerodactylus plummeri THOMAS & HEDGES, 1992

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBARAHONA BIG-SCALED SPHAERO 
SynonymSphaerodactylus plummeri THOMAS & HEDGES 1992: 289
Sphaerodactylus plummeri — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus plummeri — RÖSLER 2000: 113 
DistributionCaribbean: Hispaniola

Type locality: "10.6km N Calo Rojo on the Alcoa road (2.6km N Pedernales-Oviedo road), Pedernales Province, Dominican Republic, elevation 80 m"  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 317892 
CommentIts combination of small body size and very large, flattened, keeled dorsal scales distinguish it from other species in the genus. 
EtymologyNamed after one of the collectors, Nicholas Plummer. 
References
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Thomas, R. and S. B. Hedges. 1992. An unusual new Sphaerodactylus from Hispaniola (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Journal of Herpetology 26 (3): 289-292 - get paper here
  • Thomas, Richard and S. Blair Hedges 1998. A new gecko from the Sierra de Neiba of Hispaniola (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Sphaerodactylus). Herpetologica 54 (3): 333-336 - get paper here
 
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