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Sphaerodactylus rosaurae PARKER, 1940

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus rosaurae - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Bay Islands Large-scaled Geckolet, Bay Island Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus rosaurae PARKER 1940: 264
Sphaerodactylus rosaurae — WERMUTH 1965: 172
Sphaerodactylus rosaurae — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus rosaurae — KÖHLER 2000: 51
Sphaerodactylus rosaurae — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionHonduras: Helene Island

"Restricted to Islas de la Bahia (Honduras)" (Villa et al. 1988)

Type locality: Helene Island, Bay Islands, Honduras.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1938.10.4.1, male 
EtymologyNamed afer the yacht of Lord Moyne; the type was collected on a cruise on that yacht. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Frazier, Julius A., Nick Pollock, Matt Holding and Chad E. Montgomery. 2011. Geographic Distribution: Sphaerodactylus rosaurae (Bay Island least gecko). Herpetological Review 42 (3): 391 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1940. Undescribed anatomical structures and new species of reptiles and amphibians. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11) 5: 257-274
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Villa, J., Wilson, L.D., Johnson, J.D. 1988. Middle American Herpetology - A Bibliographic Checklist. University of Missouri Press, 132 pp [review in Copeia 1989 (3): 802]
  • Wilson, L. D., & HAHN, D. E. 1973. The herpetofauna of the Islas de la Bahía, Honduras. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 17: 93-150. - get paper here
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