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Sphaerodactylus klauberi GRANT, 1931

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus klauberi - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Puerto Rican Upland Geckolet, Puerto Rican highland sphaero, Klauber's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus klauberi GRANT 1931: 207
Sphaerodactylus klauberi — THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1966: 236
Sphaerodactylus klauberi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 500
Sphaerodactylus klauberi — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus klauberi — RÖSLER 2000: 112 
DistributionPuerto Rico

Type locality: El Yunque, Bosque Experimental de Luquillo, Puerto Rico.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 34473. 
CommentFor illustrations see Grant, 1931; Thomas and Schwartz, 1966; Rivero, 1978. 
EtymologyNamed after Laurence Monroe Klauber, (1883-1968) American herpetologist. Short biography in Lovich et al. (2008). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Díaz-Lameiro, A. M., Villamil, C. I., Gamble, T., Pinto, B. J., Herrera-Martínez, A., Thomas, R., ... & Daza, J. D. 2022. A New Species of Spphaerodactylus (Gekkota: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Northwest Limestone Region of Puerto Rico. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 110(3), 449-465 - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1931. The sphaerodactyls of Porto Rico, Culebra and Mona islands. J. Dept. Agric. Puerto Rico 15: 199-213. - get paper here
  • Kluge A G 1993. Gekkonoid Lizard Taxonomy. International Gecko Society, San Diego, 245 pp.
  • Lovich, K.; Mahrdt, C.R. & Beaman, K.R 2008. A Curator and His Rattlesnakes: The History of Laurence Monroe Klauber at the San Diego Zoo. In: Hayes et al. (eds), The biology of rattlesnakes. Loma Linda University Press, pp. 25-38
  • Rivero, J.A. 1978. Los anfibios y reptiles de Puerto Rico. M. Pareja Montana, 16, Barcelona, Espafia: x + 152 + 148pp.
  • 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., and A. Schwartz. 1966. Sphaerodactylus (Gekkonidae) in the greater Puerto Rico region. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences, 10:193—260 - get paper here
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