Aristelliger barbouri NOBLE & KLINGEL, 1932
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Aristelliger barbouri?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Inagua Croaking Gecko, Striped Caribbean Gecko|
|Synonym||Aristelliger barbouri NOBLE & KLINGEL 1932:4|
Aristelligella barbouri — NOBLE & KLINGEL 1932
Aristelliger cochranae barbouri — HECHT 1951
Aristelliger (Aristelligella) cochranae barbouri — HECHT 1952
Aristelliger barbouri — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 358
Aristelliger barbouri — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Type locality: South West Point, Great Inagua Island, Bahama Islands.
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 45829.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 50 mm, in females to 46 mm); lateral|
postmentals 1/2-3/4 as wide as first infralabial and in contact on midline; fourth finger lamellae 15-19; fourth toe lamellae 14-24; "friction pads" on 3 fingers and 2 outer toes. Dorsal pattern in adults develops from a "ladder" which fades with maturity but is usually visible; dorsum gray to brown, a series of 8 dark crossbands (typical of juveniles) separating pale gray rhombs, at times present but irregular and represented by transverse spots or streaks of brown or white; lateral band (continuations of black dorsal bands) brown, somewhat reddish, lateral light bands buff; sides barred with reddish brown and buff, may become flecked or streaked with white; tail banded yellowish to dark brown; hatchlings dark brown with 8 pale gray, saddle-shaped areas, feebly edged with white from occiput to tail; tail very dark brown with series of dorsal saddles continued on tail as white rings (from Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 358).
|Comment||Illustrations: see Noble and Klingel, 1932.|
|Etymology||Named after Thomas Barbour (1884-1946), Associate Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians (1923), and, later, Director (1927) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard.|
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