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Aristelliger cochranae GRANT, 1931

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Navassa Croaking Gecko, Cochran's Caribbean Gecko 
SynonymAristelliger cochranae GRANT 1931: 399
Aristelliger (Aristelligella) cochranae — HECHT 1952
Aristelliger cochranae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 360
Aristelliger cochranae — RÖSLER 2000: 60 
DistributionNavassa Island

Type locality: Navassa Island.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 73630 
CommentIllustrations: Grant, 1931; Cochran, 1941; Thomas, 1966.

Synonymy: WILLIAMS 1976 synonymized Anolis cochranae WILLIAMS 1961 with Anolis semilineatus.

Subspecies: Aristelliger cochranae expectatus COCHRAN, 1933 has been elevated to species status by POWELL (1996). 
EtymologyThis name honors the late Doris M. Cochran, Division of Herpetology at the United States National Museum from 1919 to her retirement in 1968. She was officially given the titles Assistant Curator in 1927, Associate Curator in 1942, and Curator in 1956 (Adler, 1989). 
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  • Bauer, A.M. and A.P. Russell 1993. Aristelliger. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (565): 1-4 - 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
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - get paper here
  • DÍAZ, LUIS M. & S. BLAIR HEDGES 2009. First record of the genus Aristelliger (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) in Cuba, with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2028: 31-40 - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1931. A new species of Aristelliger from Navassa. J. Dept. Agric. Puerto Rico 4: 399-400. - get paper here
  • Hecht, M.K. 1952. Natural selection in the lizard genus Aristelliger. Evolution 6: 112-24. - get paper here
  • Lynxwiler, J.R. and J. S. Parmerlee,Jr. 1993. Aristelliger cochranae. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (567) - 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.
  • Thomas, R. 1966. A reassessment of the herpetofauna of Navassa Island. J. Ohio Herpetological Soc. 5(3):73-89. - get paper here
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