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Sphaerodactylus goniorhynchus COPE, 1895

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus goniorhynchus - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Jamaican Forest Geckolet, Cakoarita Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus goniorhynchus COPE 1895: 440
Sphaerodactylus goniorhynchus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 497
Sphaerodactylus goniorhynchus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus goniorhynchus — RÖSLER 2000: 112
Sphaerodactylus goniorhynchus — WILSON 2011 
DistributionAntilles, Jamaica (incl. Cabarita)

Type locality: Port Antonio, Portland Parish, Jamaica.  
TypesHolotype: Unlocated. 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 32 mm, in females to 25 mm); dorsals
keeled, acute, imbricate, axilla to groin 32-37; ventrals keeled, acute, imbricate, axilla to groin 29-31; dorsal caudal scales erected, imbricate, acute, ventral caudal scales acute, imbricate, not enlarged midventrally; snout short, rounded; snout scales swollen, keeled, juxtaposed; 1-2 postnasals; 2-3 internasals; upper labials to mideye 3; midbody scales 56-62. No sexual dichromatism; dorsal ground color pale to rich mahogany-brown to very dark brown; middorsal line (bordered by wavy, light line) from sacrum to tail; with or without pale-bordered dorsal rhombs (dorsal pattern frequently obscure); chin and throat white, gray, or black with minute white spots; venter yellowish, pale gray, or pale brown (from Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 497). 
CommentNot listed by LINER 1994. 
  • Barbour, T. 1910. Notes on the herpetology of Jamaica. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 52: 273—301 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1895. The Batrachia and Reptilia of the University of Pennsylvania West Indian expedition of 1890 and 1891. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 46 [1894]: 429-442 - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1940. The herpetology of Jamaica Il. The reptiles. Bull. Inst. Jamaica., Sci. Ser. 1: 61-148.
  • Liner, E.A. 1994. Scientific and common names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. Herpetological Circular 23: 1-113
  • 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.
  • Wilson, B.S. & Vogel, P. 2000. A survey of the herpetofauna of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica, including the rediscovery of the Blue-tailed Galliwasp (Celestus duquesneyi Grant). Carib. J. Sci. 36: 244-249
  • Wilson, Byron S. 2011. Conservation of Jamaican amphibians and reptiles. In: Hailey et al., eds, Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 2: 273-310 - get paper here
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