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Sphaerodactylus streptophorus THOMAS & SCHWARTZ, 1977

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus streptophorus sphenophanes THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1983
Sphaerodactylus streptophorus streptophorus THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1977 
Common NamesE: Hispaniolan Small-eared Geckolet, Hispaniola Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus streptophorus THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1977: 34
Sphaerodactylus streptophorus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 538
Sphaerodactylus streptophorus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus streptophorus — RÖSLER 2000: 114
Sphaerodactylus streptophorus streptophorus — DE LISLE et al. 2013

Sphaerodactylus streptophorus sphenophanes THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1983
Sphaerodactylus streptophorus sphenophanes THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1983: 50
Sphaerodactylus streptophorus sphenophanes — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 193
Sphaerodactylus streptophorus sphenophanes — DE LISLE et al. 2013 
Distribution(Hispaniola), Dominican Republic, Haiti

streptophorus: low and intermediate elevations south of Massif de la Selle-Sierra de Baoruco along Dominico-Haitian border; eastern Peninsula de Barahona. Type locality: Pedernales, Pedernales Province, República Dominicana.

sphenophanes: southern Haiti. Altitudinai distribution near sea level to 1400 ft. Type locality: Ravine Normande, 11.4 km (6.8 mi.) E, thence 1.3 km (0.8 mi.) N Jacmel, 77 meters (254 ft.), Departement du Sud-Est, Haiti.

INCERTAE SEDIS: Material from Soliette and Pétionville, Haiti, is unassigned subspecificaily.  
TypesHolotype: CM 56805
Holotype: CM 83100 [sphenophanes] 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 24 mm, in females to 26 mm); dorsals
acute, keeled, flattened, imbricate, axilla to groin 25-37; no area of middorsal granules or granular scales; ventrals smooth, cycloid, imbricate, axilla to groin 24-33; dorsal caudal scales keeled, acute, imbricate, flat-lying, ventral caudal scales smooth, cycloid, enlarged midventrally; snout acute, flat but not depressed; snout scales large, rounded or keeled, juxtaposed, cobble-like or raised; 1-2 (strongly modally 2) postnasals; 1-3 (mode 1) internasals; gular scales between infralabial rami large, juxtaposed, smooth to keeled; chest scales smooth; midbody scales 41-62; escutcheon with broad central area and extensions onto thighs broad basally, roughly triangular, 3-7 x 10-26. Coloration somewhat sexually dichromatic (males with yellow to orange heads and tails, and at times dark vermiculate head patterns); dorsum gray to blackish-brown, or olive with irregular flecking of small black dots; dark lines often present dorsolaterally, laterally, and on venter; scapular ocelli present or absent; a series of postscapular ocelli rarely present dorsolaterally; sacral pattern lineate with dark-edged, dorsolateral light stripes, this pattern continuing onto upper side of tail as parallel, not regularly indented, sometimes interrupted, lines; pair of ocelli at tail base; head with broad, light, dark-edged postocular stripe on temporal region, abutting against a dark-edged, light, transverse stripe anterior to level of auricular opening; ends of transverse stripe flexed posteriorly to give recurved arc; central head area with irregular lightening of ground color producing mottling; anterior neck with dark-edged, light, narrow, transverse bar, discontinuous in some specimens, or paired ocelli or dashes, or without pattern; throat with dark lines (continuations of dark labial marks and postocular stripes) convergent medially, present to absent (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 538). 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas and Schwartz, 1983. 
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • 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
  • Thomas, R. and A. Schwartz 1977. Three new species of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Hispaniola. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 46: 33-43. - get paper here
  • 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, R., and A. Schwartz. 1983. Part 2. Sphaerodactylus savagei, S. cochranae, S. darlingtoni, S. armstrongi, S. streptophorus, and conclusions. Pp. 31-60. In: Schwartz, A., and R. Thomas. The difficilis complex of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria, Gekkonidae) of Hispaniola. Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, (22) :1—60
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