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Sphaerodactylus ocoae SCHWARTZ, 1977

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Ocoa Geckolet, Peravia Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus ocoae SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1977:61
Sphaerodactylus ocoae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 517
Sphaerodactylus ocoae — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus ocoae — RÖSLER 2000: 113 
DistributionHispaniola: Dominican Republic (Peravia)

Type locality: 3.0 km N Cruce de Ocoa, 214 m, Peravia Province, República Dominicana.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 194018. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Schwartz, A. and R. Thomas 1977. Two new species of Sphaerodactylus (Reptilia: Lacertilia, Gekkonidae) from Hispaniola. Journal of Herpetology 11 (1): 61-66 - get paper here
  • Thomas R. and S. B. Hedges 1988. Two new geckos (Sphaerodactylus) from the Sierra Martin Garcia of Hispaniola. Herpetologica 44: 96-104. - get paper here
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