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Thecadactylus oskrobapreinorum KÖHLER & VESELY, 2011

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymThecadactylus oskrobapreinorum KÖHLER & VESELY 2011 
DistributionSint Maarten (French and Dutch Lesser Antilles)

Type locality: Sint Maarten, near the southern edge of the village of Dawn Beach, 18.042°N, 63.023°W, 45 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: SMF 92120, an adult male; collected 12 April 2011 by Stephan Prein and Maciej Oskroba.
Paratypes. SMF 92194, 92721–29, same collecting data as holotype. 
CommentThis species has been previously considered as T. rapicauda. 
EtymologyThe name oskrobapreinorum is a construction in the genitive plural honoring Maciej Oskroba and Stephan Prein, two German herpetoculturists who directed our attention to this new species and made field observations on this gecko on the island of Sint Maarten. 
  • BERGMANN, PHILIP J. & ANTHONY P. RUSSELL 2007. Systematics and biogeography of the widespread Neotropical gekkonid genus Thecadactylus (Squamata), with the description of a new cryptic species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 149 (3), 339–370
  • Köhler, G.; Vesely, M. 2011. A new species of Thecadactylus from Sint Maarten, Lesser Antilles (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae). ZooKeys 118: 97–107 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - get paper here
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