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Sphaerodactylus nicholsi GRANT, 1931

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus nicholsi - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Puerto Rican Crescent Geckolet, Nichols Least Gecko, Nichol's dwarf sphaero 
SynonymSphaerodactylus nicholsi GRANT 1931: 204
Sphaerodactylus nicholsi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 511
Sphaerodactylus nicholsi — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus nicholsi — RÖSLER 2000: 113
Sphaerodactylus nicholsi — RÖSLER 2018: 4 
DistributionPuerto Rico, Mona Island, Isla Cueva and Isla Guayacan [HR 30: 111], Magueyes

Type locality: 3 mi. W Ensenada, Puerto Rico.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 34578. 
CommentFor illustrations see Grant, 1931; Thomas and Schwartz, 1966 (as S. n. nicholsi); Rivero, 1978 (as S. n. nicholsi). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brendan J Pinto, James Titus-McQuillan, Juan D Daza, Tony Gamble 2019. Persistence of a geographically-stable hybrid zone in Puerto Rican dwarf geckos. Journal of Heredity, esz015 - 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
  • López-Ortiz, R. & Lewis, A.R. 2002. Seasonal abundance of hatchlings and gravid females of Sphaerodactylus nicholsi in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 276-280 - get paper here
  • López-Ortiz, R. and A. R. Lewis 2004. Habitat selection by Sphaerodactylus nicholsi (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Herpetologica 60 (4):438-444 - get paper here
  • 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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