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Sphaerodactylus schwartzi THOMAS, HEDGES & GARRIDO, 1992

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGUANTANAMO COLLARED SPHAERO 
SynonymSphaerodactylus schwartzi THOMAS, HEDGES & GARRIDO 1992: 359
Sphaerodactylus schwartzi — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus schwartzi — RÖSLER 2000: 114 
DistributionCuba (Guantanamo)

Type locality: "Loma Redonda, 5 km NW Hatibonico, Guantanamo Prov., Cuba, 100 m"  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHNCU (NMNHNCU) 3438 
Diagnosis 
CommentS. schwartzi and S. cricoderus appear to be sister species and allied to S. ramsdeni, also endemic to eastern Cuba. Together, these three species form the ramsdeni group, which is characterized by dark, short-snouted species with very small dorsal scales, more than one internasal, and lack of marked sexual dichromatism. 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Thomas, R., S. B. Hedges, and O.H. Garrido. 1992. Two new species of Sphaerodactylus from eastern Cuba (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica 48: 358-367. - get paper here
 
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