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Lepidoblepharis miyatai LAMAR, 1985

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymLepidoblepharis miyatai LAMAR 1985
Lepidoblepharis miyatai — KLUGE 1993
Lepidoblepharis miyatai — RÖSLER 2000: 90 
DistributionColombia (Magdalena)

Type locality: Colombia, Magdalena, Ancon Guairara.

Type locality: Ancón Guairaca (= Bahia Gairaca= Ensenada de Gayraca), Departamento de Magdalena, Colombia (11°20' N, 74°07' W), at sea level.  
TypesHolotype: UTA-11004, adult male, 20.0 mm SVL with tail broken, University of Texas at Arlington Collection of Vertebrates
(Figs. 1A, 2, 3A), collected by Federico Medem and Carlos A. Velasquez, 12 August 1964; paratypes: UTA, MCZ 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed for the late Kenneth Miyata (1951-1983), in recognition of his herpetological abilities and as a token of the esteem in which he is held by all who knew him. A short obituary was published by the Washington Post on 23 Oct 1983. See also note in Miyata 1985. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA, MARTHA LUCIA & GUIDO FABIAN MEDINA-RANGEL 2016. A new Lepidoblepharis lizard (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Colombian Guyana shield. . Zootaxa 4067 (2): 215–232 - get paper here
  • Carvajal-Cogollo, J.E.; L.E. Rojas-Murcia. & G. Cárdenas-Arévalo 2020. Reptiles del Caribe colombiano/ Reptiles of the Colombian Caribbean. Tunja: Editorial UPTC, 268 pp. - get paper here
  • Lamar W W 1985. A new Lepidoblepharis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the north coast of Colombia. Herpetologica 41 (2) 1985: 128-132 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Miyata K 1985. A new Lepidoblepharis from the Pacific slope of the Ecuadorian Andes (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica 41 (2) 1985: 121-127 - get paper here
  • Montes-Correa, Andrés Camilo; Juan David Jiménez-Bolaño, Guido Fabián Medina-Rangel, Gilson A. Rivas, Hernán D. Granda-Rodríguez, Liliana P. Saboyá-Acosta, and Juan Manuel Renjifo 2018. Geographic distribution and habitat use of Lepidoblepharis miyatai (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae), with comments on the taxonomic status of the genus in northern Colombia. Phyllomedusa 17 (1): 61-72 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Saboyá-Acosta, LP., et al. 2020. A survival Blueprint for the Conservation plan of the Colombian Dwarf Gecko, Lepidoblepharis miyatai in northwestern tropical dry forest of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. EDGE of Existence, Zoological Society of London, 2020 - get paper here
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