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Aristelliger nelsoni (BARBOUR, 1914)

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Swan Islands Croaking Gecko 
SynonymAristelliger nelsoni BARBOUR 1914
Aristelliger praesignis nelsoni — HECHT 1951
Aristelliger praesignis nelsoni — WERMUTH 1965: 9
Aristelliger praesignis nelsoni — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Aristelliger praesignis nelsoni — BAUER & RUSSEL 1993
Aristelliger praesignis nelsoni — KLUGE 1993
Aristelliger nelsoni — POWELL & HENDERSON 2012
Aristelliger nelsoni — MCCRANIE 2015
Aristelliger nelsoni — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionHonduras (Swan Island)

Type locality: “Swan Island” [Honduras].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 7891 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (nelsoni). Aristelliger nelsoni may be distinguished from A. p. praesignis by its larger size, shorter snout, and small, flattened and generally homogeneous dorsal granules. The dorsal pattern is often less pronounced than in the nominate subspecies (BAUER & RUSSEL 1993). 
CommentFor illustrations see Hecht, 1951; Hecht, 1952. 
EtymologyA. nelsoni has been named after the collector George Nelson from the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 
References
  • Barbour, Thomas 1914. A Contribution to the Zoögeography of the West Indies, with Especial Reference to Amphibians and Reptiles. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 44 (2): 205-359 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A. M. and A. P Russell. 1993. Aristelliger praesignis. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (571) - get paper here
  • Hecht, M.K. 1951. Fossil lizards of the West Indian genus Aristelliger (Gekkonidae). American Museum Novitates (1538): 1-33 - get paper here
  • Kluge A G 1993. Gekkonoid Lizard Taxonomy. International Gecko Society, San Diego, 245 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • Powell, R., and R. W. Henderson, Eds. 2012. Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 2:85–166 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp.
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
 
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