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Sphaerodactylus mariguanae COCHRAN, 1934

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: South Bahamian Geckolet, Mayaguana Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus mariguanae COCHRAN 1934: 9
Sphaerodactylus mariguanae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 507
Sphaerodactylus mariguanae — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus mariguanae — RÖSLER 2000: 113 
DistributionAntilles, Mariguana Island, Booby, Bahamas, Turks Islands (Grand Turk)

Type locality: Booby Cay, east of Mariguana Island, Bahama Islands.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 81381. 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz, 1968.

Distribution: The Turks Island population was introduced on Grand Turk, but is now thought to have died out (G. Rodda, pers. comm. 15 Dec 2014). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Cochran, D. M. 1934. Herpetological collections from the West Indies made by Dr. Paul Bartsch under The Walter Rathbone Bacon Scholarship, 1928-1930. Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 92 (7): 1-48. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schwartz, A. 1968. The geckos (Sphaerodactylus) of the southern Bahama Islands. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 39: 227-271. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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