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Sphaerodactylus oliveri GRANT, 1944

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Escambray Spotted Geckolet, Juventud Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus oliveri GRANT 1944:118
Sphaerodactylus oliveri — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 518
Sphaerodactylus oliveri — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus oliveri oliveri — RÖSLER 2000: 113 
DistributionCuba (S Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus provinces)

Type locality: Rancho Gavilián, near Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos Province, Cuba.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 14683, also given as UMMZ 93310, was Grant Cuban Collection 185, adult male; in CAS-SUR fide L. Scheinberg, pers. comm. 4 Feb 2019); paratypes: MCZ 
CommentFor illustrations see Grant, 1944a; Schwartz and Garrido, 198 la.

Subspecies: Sphaerodactylus oliveri storeyae GRANT 1944 has been elevated to species status by HEDGES & GARRIDO 1993.

Distribution: Not listed by CROTHER 2000 for North America. Not listed by Krysko & Daniels (2005).

Belongs to the scaber group of Sphaerodactylus. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1944. New sphaerodactyls from Cuba and the Isle of Pines. Herpetologica 2: 118-125. - get paper here
  • Hedges, S. B. and O.H. Garrido. 1993. A new species of gecko (Sphaerodactylus) from central Cuba. Journal of Herpetology 27 (3): 300-306. - get paper here
  • Rodríguez-Cabrera, Tomás M.; Alejandro M. Rodríguez González, and Javier Torres 2018. Herpetofauna of Cayo Carenas, Cienfuegos Bay, south-central Cuba. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 25 (1): 13–19 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - 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.
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