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Sphaerodactylus elasmorhynchus THOMAS, 1966

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Shield-snouted Geckolet, Marche Leon Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus elasmorhynchus THOMAS 1966:1
Sphaerodactylus elasmorhynchus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 490
Sphaerodactylus elasmorhynchus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus elasmorhynchus — RÖSLER 2000: 111 
DistributionHispaniola: Haiti (Naco River/Cofradia)

Type locality: Ca. 5 km (airline) SSE Marché Léon, Département de la Grand'Anse, Haiti.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 81119. 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1966.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). This is one of the species called 'lost' and 'rediscovered' by Lindken et al. 2024. 
  • Lindken T.; Anderson, C. V., Ariano-Sánchez, D., Barki, G., Biggs, C., Bowles, P., Chaitanya, R., Cronin, D. T., Jähnig, S. C., Jeschke, J. M., Kennerley, R. J., Lacher, T. E. Jr., Luedtke, J. A., Liu, C., Long, B., Mallon, D., Martin, G. M., Meiri, 2024. What factors influence the rediscovery of lost tetrapod species? Global Change Biology, 30: 1-18 - 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
  • 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 new Hispaniolan gecko. Breviora (253): 1-5. - get paper here
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