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Sphaerodactylus molei BOETTGER, 1894

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Tobago Least Geckolet, Tobago Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus molei BOETTGER 1894: 80
Sphaerodactylus buergeri WERNER 1900: 264
Sphaerodactylus venezuelanus ROUX 1927: 254
Sphaerodactylus molei — KING 1962: 35
Sphaerodactylus boettgeri — DONOSO-BARROS 1968 (nomen nudum)
Sphaerodactylus molei — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 253
Sphaerodactylus molei — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus molei — RÖSLER 1995: 172
Sphaerodactylus molei — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
Sphaerodactylus molei — UGUETO & RIVAS 2010 
DistributionAntilles, Guyana, Venezuela, Isla Margarita, Trinidad, Tobago

Type locality: Caparo, Trinidad  
TypesLectotype: SMF 9611 (formerly 4221,1a)
Holotype: ZFMK 20712, no paratypes [buergeri]
Lectotype: NMBA = NHMB [venezuelanus] 
CommentSynonymy mostly after PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970, WERMUTH 1965.

Distribution: Not in Costa Rica fide SAVAGE 2002 and SAVAGE & BOLANOS 2009. PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970 also report the species from Colombia where it has actually not been found fide F. Castro, pers. comm.). Not in Nicaragua fide Sunyer et al. 2014. 
  • BARRIO-AMORÓS, CESAR L. & JUAN C. ORTÍZ 2016. Venezuelan geckos (Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae) in the collection of the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, with description of the type series of Gonatodes ligiae and Gonatodes petersi (Sphaerodactylidae). Zootaxa 4136 (3): 537–552 - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1894. A preliminary list of the reptiles and batrachians of the Island of Trinidad. With descriptions of two new species. J. Field Natural. Club, Trinidad, Port of-Spain, 2: 77-90 - get paper here
  • Boos, H.E.A. 1984. The terrestrial reptiles of Monos island. Living World - get paper here
  • Cole, Charles J.; Carol R. Townsend, Robert P. Reynolds, Ross D. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125 (4): 317-578; plates: 580-620 - get paper here
  • Dinsmore, James J. 1970. Reptiles of Little Tobago Island, West Indies. Quarterly J. Florida Acad. Sci. 32 (4): 307-309 - get paper here
  • Gorzula, Stefan & Senaris, J. Celsa 1999. In: Contribution to the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana. I: a data base. Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. 8 [1998], 269+ pp.; ISBN 980-6020-48-0
  • King, W. 1962. Systematics of Lesser Antillean lizards of the genus Sphaerodactylus. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences, 7:1-52 - get paper here
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. [type catalogue] Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Lynn, W.G. 1959. Some Reptiles and Amphibians From Trinidad. Herpetologica 15 (3): 113-117 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1972. Herpetofauna tobagana. Stuttgarter Beitr. zur Naturkunde nr. 252 22 pp. - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Roux, J. 1927. Contribution à l’erpétologie du Vénézuéla. Verhandlungen dem Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 38: 252—261
  • Ugueto, G.N. & Rivas, G.A. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Margarita, Coche and Cubagua. Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History, Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 350 pp
  • Werner, F. 1900. Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Columbien und Trinidad. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 50:262—272 - get paper here
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