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Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae (RUTHVEN, 1916)

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymLathrogecko sanctaemartae RUTHVEN 1916
Lanthrogeko sanctaemartae — BARBOUR 1923 (fide VILLA et al. 1988)
Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae fugax RUTHVEN 1928
Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae — VANZOLINI 1953: 264
Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae — WERMUTH 1965: 97
Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae fugax — WERMUTH 1965: 97
Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus sanctaemartae
Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae — KÖHLER 2000: 49 
DistributionPanama (Barro Colorado Island),
Colombia (Santa Marta Mountains)
Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá)

fugax: E Panama; Type locality: Barro Colorado Island, Gatun Lake, Panama.

Type locality: Fundacion, Magdalena, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 47790 (also given as MCZ 16296 but that’s not a type, fide G. Schneider, pers. comm., 17 Feb 2019, and J. Rosado, pers. comm. 19 Feb 2019)
Holotype: UMMZ 62637 [fugax] 
CommentDistribution: see map in BATISTA et al. 2015 for collection localities. 
  • Angarita-M O, Montes-Correa AC, Renjifo JM. 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of an agroforestry system in the Colombian Caribbean. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2) [Special Section]: 19–38 - get paper here
  • Ayala S C & Castro F. 1983. Dos nuevos gecos (Sauria: Gekkonidae, Sphaerodactylinae) para Colombia: Lepidoblepharis xanthostigma (Noble) y descripcion de una nueva especie. Caldasia 13 (No. 65): 743-753 - get paper here
  • BATISTA, ABEL; MARCOS PONCE, MILAN VESELY, KONRAD MEBERT, ANDREAS HERTZ, GUNTHER KÖHLER, ARCADIO CARRIZO & SEBASTIAN LOTZKAT 2015. Revision of the genus Lepidoblepharis (Reptilia: Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) in Central America, with the description of three new species. Zootaxa 3994 (2): 187–221 - get paper here
  • Blanco-Torres, Argelina; Lina Báez S., Edgar Patiño-Flores, Juan M. Renjifo-R. 2013. Herpetofauna from the middle valley of the Ranchería river, La Guajira, Colombia. Rev. Biodivers. Neotrop. 3 (2): 113-22
  • 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
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 1984. Type-specimens of reptiles in the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. [type catalogue] Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (167): 1-85 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Medina-Rangel, Guido Fabián 2013. CAMBIO EstACIOnAl En El UsO DE lOs RECURsOs DE lA COMUnIDAD DE REptIlEs En El COMplEJO CEnAgOsO DE ZApAtOsA, DEpARtAMEntO DEl CEsAR (Colombia). Caldasia 35 (1): 103-122 - get paper here
  • Ortleb, Edward; Heatwole, Harold 1965. Comments on some Panamanian lizards with a key to the species from Barro Colorado Island, C.Z. and vicinity. Carib. J. Sci. 5 (3-4):141-147.
  • Rivas Fuenmayor, Gilson, Jesús Manzanilla, Ramón Rivero and Enrique La Marca 2002. Lepidoblepharis sanctaemartae (Ruthven, 1916), a lizard new to the Venezuelan fauna. Herpetozoa 15 (1/2):92-94 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Ruthven, A. G. 1916. A new genus and species of lizard from Colombia, with remarks on the genus Pseudogonatodes. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, (21) : 1—3 - get paper here
  • Ruthven, A. G. 1916. Description of a new genus and species of lizard from British Guiana. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan (22): 4 pp.
  • Ruthven, A. G. 1922. The amphibians and reptiles of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Univ. Michigan Mus. Zool., Misc. Publ. (8): 70 pp. - get paper here
  • Ruthven, A. G. 1928. Notes on the genus Lepidoblepharis (Peracca), with description of a new subspecies. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (191): 1—3
  • Vanzolini, P. E. 1953. "Sobre a diferenciação geografica de Gymnodactylus geckoides (Sauria, Gekkonidae)" and "Sobre a Presença do genero Lepidoblepharis no Brasil (Sauria, Gekkonidae)". Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 11 (14/15): 225-270
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