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Sphaerodactylus vincenti BOULENGER, 1891

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus vincenti adamas SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti diamesus SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti festus BARBOUR 1915
Sphaerodactylus vincenti josephinae SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti monilifer BARBOUR 1921
Sphaerodactylus vincenti pheristus SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti psammius SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti ronaldi SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti vincenti BOULENGER 1891 
Common NamesCentral Lesser Antillean sphaero, Vincent's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus vincenti BOULENGER 1891: 354
Sphaerodactylus vincenti — KING 1962: 30
Sphaerodactylus vincenti — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 544
Sphaerodactylus vincenti — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus vincenti — RÖSLER 2000: 114

Sphaerodactylus vincenti adamas SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti adamas — BREUIL 1999

Sphaerodactylus vincenti festus BARBOUR 1915
Sphaerodactylus festus BARBOUR 1915: 73
Sphaerodactylus vincenti festus — KING 1962: 30

Sphaerodactylus vincenti josephinae SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti josephinae — BREUIL 1999

Sphaerodactylus vincenti ronaldi SCHWARTZ 1964
Sphaerodactylus vincenti ronaldi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Sphaerodactylus vincenti ronaldi — BREUIL 1999
Sphaerodactylus vincenti ronaldi — LECLAIR & LECLAIR 2011
Sphaerodactylus vincenti ronaldi — POWELL & HENDERSON 2012 
DistributionAntilles: Martinique, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent

vincenti: St. Vincent. Type locality: St. Vincent.

adamas: Rocher de Diamant off the southern tip of Martinique.

diamesus: Vigie Beach, Casties Quarter, St. Lucia.

festus: Martinique; leeward coast (Fort-de-France to 1 km NW Schoelcher), and inland to vicinity of Didier and St.-Joseph.

josephinae: southwestern peninsula of Martinique.

monilifer: Dominica.

pheristus: northeastern interior of Martinique; intergrades with S. v. ronaldi on north coast.

psammius: extreme southwestern Martinique.

ronaldi: eastern coast of Martinique; intergrades with S. v. pheristus.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.26.38-48
Holotype: MCZ 77130 [adamas]
Holotype: MCZ 77075 [diamesus]
Holotype: MCZ 10622 [festus]
Holotype: MCZ 77057 [josephinae]
Holotype: MCZ 10786 [monilifer]
Holotype: MCZ 77074 [pheristus]
Holotype: MCZ 77064 [psammius]
Holotype: MCZ 77089 [ronaldi] 
CommentFor illustrations see Barbour, 1921; King, 1962; Schwartz, 1964.

Synonymy: the MCZ catalogue lists Sphaerodactylus vincenti ronaldi as a synonym of Sphaerodactylus fantasticus karukera. 
  • Barbour, T. 1921. Sphaerodactylus. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. (Harvard) 47: 215-282. - get paper here
  • Barbour,T. 1915. Recent notes regarding West Indian reptiles and amphibians. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 28: 71-78 - get paper here
  • Beolens, ; Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1891. On reptiles, batrachians, and fishes from the lesser West Indies. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1891: 351-357. - get paper here
  • Breuil, Michel 1999. Atlas des Amphibiens et Reptiles de Martinique Parc Naturel Régional de la Martinique
  • King, W. 1962. Systematics of Lesser Antillean lizards of the genus Sphaerodactylus. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences, 7:1-52 - get paper here
  • Lazell, Jr. 1994. A new Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Bequia, Grenada Bank, Lesser Antilles. Breviora (496):1-20. - get paper here
  • Leclair, Raymond and Maria Helena Leclair 2011. Life-History Traits in a Population of the Dwarf Gecko, Sphaerodactylus vincenti ronaldi, from a Xerophytic Habitat in Martinique, West Indies. Copeia 2011 (4): 566-576. - get paper here
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S.; Hypolite, Eric; James, Arlington. 2007. A report on the status of the herpetofauna of the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies. Applied Herpetology 4 (2):177-194 - get paper here
  • Marcum, M.A.; Powell, M.A.; Muensch, A.J.; Arnold, H.F. & Powell, R. 2008. Social behaviour of the dwarf gecko Sphaerodactylus vincenti vincenti on St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles. Salamandra 44 (1): 15-22 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Schwartz, Albert 1964. A review of Sphaerodactylus vincenti on the Southern Windward Islands. Carib. J. Sci. 4 (2/3): 391-409
  • Steinberg, D. S., J. L. Hite, R. Powell and R. W. Henderson. 2008. Sphaerodactylus vincenti. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (853): 1-6 - get paper here
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