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Sphaerodactylus kirbyi LAZELL, 1994

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus kirbyi - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SynonymSphaerodactylus kirbyi LAZELL 1994
Sphaerodactylus kirbyi — RÖSLER 2000: 112
Sphaerodactylus kirbyi — HITE et al. 2008 
DistributionLesser Antilles: Bequia, Grenada Bank

Type locality: "Slope above Friendship Bay, Bequia, Grenadines"  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 175141 
CommentPhoto in Elaphe 19 (2): 17 [2011] 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. I.Earle Kirby, formerly a St. Vincent government veterinarian and naturalist. 
  • Bentz, Ehren J.; Mel José Rivera Rodríguez, Rebecca R. John, Robert W. Henderson, and Robert Powell 2011. Population Densities, Activity, Microhabitats, and Thermal Biology of a Unique Crevice- and Litter-dwelling Assemblage of Reptiles on Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Herp. Cons. Biol. 6 (1): 40-50 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Daudin, Jacques; de Silva, Mark. 2007. An annotated checklist of the amphibians and terrestrial reptiles of the Grenadines with notes on their local natural history and conservation. Applied Herpetology 4 (2):163-175 - get paper here
  • Hite, J. L., D. S. Steinberg and R. Powell. 2008. Sphaerodactylus kirbyi. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (852): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Lazell, J. 1994. A new Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Bequia, Grenada Bank, Lesser Antilles. Breviora (496):1-20. - get paper here
  • Rivera Rodríguez, M. J., E. J. Bentz, R. R. John & R. Powell 2011. Intraspecific and intergeneric behavioural interactions of Sphaerodactylus kirbyi and Gonatodes daudini (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) on Union Island, St. Vincent and Grenadines. Salamandra 47 (1): 9-16 - 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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