Sphaerodactylus inigoi THOMAS & SCHWARTZ, 1966
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|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Isla Vieques Dwarf Gecko|
|Synonym||Sphaerodactylus macrolepis inigoi THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1966: 220|
Sphaerodactylus macrolepis inigoi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 182
Sphaerodactylus inigoi — DAZA et al. 2019: 165
|Distribution||Isla Vieques, including satellites|
Type locality: Ensenada Sun Bay (= Ensenada Sombe), Isla Vieques.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 81055|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: SVL Min/Max (14.18/30 mm), midbody scales 33–41 (x̅ 36.8), four or five loreal scales (also in S. parvus, contrasting with five or six in S. macrolepis and S. grandisquamis), two or three postmental scales (two in S. macrolepis, S. grandisquamis, and S. parvus), a low number of dorsal body scales from axilla to groin (15 to 18, differing from S. parvus and S. grandisquamis except S. g. stibarus [14–16 scales]). Males dorsal head pattern absent or very faint except a dull parietal spot (Thomas & Schwartz 1966); males with no pigmentation on throat, females with throat pattern; males from Culebra might have some pigmentation on the throat; males with red to yellow head; males and females with reduced scapular patch; males and females with dorsal lines stippled; males dorsal pattern salt and pepper; females with medial lines fused to form a blotch or imperfect line; shortened snout. SVL is smaller in specimens from West Culebra (Min=14.04 mm, Max=26.88 mm) than in specimens from Vieques (Min=14.18 mm, Max=30 mm) (Daza et al. 2019: 165)|
Genome: A trio was sequenced by Bergeron et al. 2023.
|Etymology||Named after Sr. Felix Iñigo of the Department of Agriculture and Commerce of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, for “his unfailing courtesy toward us in our endeavors in his country.”|
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