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Sphaerodactylus richardi HEDGES & GARRIDO, 1993

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus richardi - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Zapata Big-scaled Geckolet, Richard’s banded sphaero 
SynonymSphaerodactylus richardi HEDGES & GARRIDO 1993: 300
Sphaerodactylus richardi — RÖSLER 2000: 114 

Type locality: "8.7km ESE Playa Girón (Caleta Buena), Matanzas Province, Cuba, sea level"  
TypesHolotype: USNM 325838 
CommentBelongs to the scaber group of Sphaerodactylus.

Distribution: not listed for Jamaica by Wilson 2011. 
EtymologyNamed after Richard Thomas from the University of Puerto Rico, who made many important contributions to the herpetology of the West indies. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. B. and O.H. Garrido. 1993. A new species of gecko (Sphaerodactylus) from central Cuba. Journal of Herpetology 27 (3): 300-306. - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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