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Sphaerodactylus ariasae HEDGES & THOMAS, 2001

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Jaragua Geckolet, Jaragua Sphaero, Dwarf gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus ariasae HEDGES & THOMAS 2001
Sphaerodactylus ariasae —BAUER 2013 
DistributionIsla Beata and adjacent areas of Hispaniola

Type locality: sink hole and cave 2 km SE Punta Beata, Isla Beata, Pedernales Province, Dominican Republic, 17° 36.58 N, 71° 31.18 W,5 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 541804 
EtymologyNamed after Yvonne Arias, a friend of the authors. 
  • Bauer, A.M. 2013. Geckos - The Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press, 159 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. BLAIR AND THOMAS, RICHARD 2001. At the Lower Size Limit in Amniote Vertebrates: A New Diminutive Lizard from the West Indies. Carib. J. Sci. 37 (3-4): 168–173 - get paper here
  • Vences, M. 2009. Lizard Radiations, in: Gillespie Clague, Encyclopedia of islands. University of California Press, pp. 558-563
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