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Sphaerodactylus heliconiae HARRIS, 1982

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymSphaerodactylus heliconiae HARRIS 1982
Sphaerodactylus heliconiae — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus heliconiae — RÖSLER 2000: 112 
DistributionN Colombia

Type locality: Colombia, Magdalena, 3 km E Candelaria, 10°52'N; 74°15'W, below 25 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: ICN-MHN = ICN 3225, a male collected on 20 October 1977 by D. M. Harris 
CommentDistribution: Erroneously listed for Jamaica in some sources; not listed for Jamaica by Wilson 2011. 
EtymologyThe specific name derives from the genus of plant with which eight specimens of the type series were associated (Heliconia; Musaceae). 
  • 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
  • Harris D M 1982. The Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) of South America. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan (No. 704) 1982: 1-31 - get paper here
  • Kluge A G 1993. Gekkonoid Lizard Taxonomy. International Gecko Society, San Diego, 245 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
  • Páez, V.P. et al. 2002. Guía de campo de algunas especies de anfibios y reptiles de Antioquia. Universidad de Antioquia, - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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