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Sphaerodactylus randi SHREVE, 1968

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus randi methorius SCHWARTZ 1977
Sphaerodactylus randi strahmi SCHWARTZ 1977
Sphaerodactylus randi randi SHREVE 1968 
Common NamesE: Barahona Speckled Geckolet, Pedernales Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus notatus randi SHREVE 1968: 5
Sphaerodactylus randi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 525
Sphaerodactylus randi — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus randi — RÖSLER 2000: 113 
DistributionHispaniola: Dominican Republic (Pedernales Province, Pedernales Province)

randi: vicinity of type-locality. Type locality: Oviedo, Pedernales, Dominican Republic

methorius: vicinity of Pedernales, República Dominicana.

strahmi: vicinity of Juancho, República Dominicana; Cayo Pisaje.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 57839
Holotype: CM 60501 [methorius]
Holotype: USNM 1973 16 [strahmi] 
EtymologyNamed for A. Stanley Rand (1932-2005), American herpetologist and co-collector of the type series. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schwartz, A. 1977. The geckoes (Sauria, Gekkonidae) of the Genus Sphaerodactylus of the Dominican Peninsula de Barahona, Hispaniola. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 90:243—254 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Shreve, B. 1968. The notatus group of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria, Gekkonidae) in Hispaniola. Breviora (280): 1-28 - get paper here
  • 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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