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Sphaerodactylus omoglaux THOMAS, 1982

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Haitian Border Geckolet, Fond Parisien Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus omoglaux THOMAS 1982:81
Sphaerodactylus omoglaux — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 519
Sphaerodactylus omoglaux — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus omoglaux — RÖSLER 2000: 113 

Type locality: On the eastern edge of the town of Fond Parisien near the shore of Etang Saumâtre, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 221840. 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION: Size very small (SVL in males to 18 mm, in females to 20 mm); dorsal scales flattened, keeled, imbricate, axilla to groin 30-34; no area of middorsal granules or granular scales; ventrals smooth, cycloid, axilla to groin 27-30; dorsal caudal scales acute, keeled, flattened, flat-lying, ventral caudal scales smooth, enlarged midventrally; snout moderate, rostral with large, flat, dorsal area bordered by rim and sloping toward tip; snout scales broad, subhexagonal, keeled, cobble-like, subimbricate; 1-2 (strongly modally 2) postnasals; 1-2 (mode 1) internasals; upper labials to mideye 3; gular scales smooth; chest scales smooth; midbody scales 51-57; escutcheon 5-7 x 15-19. No sexual dichromatism; dorsum brown with markings darker brown to black; paired, cream, dark-edged scapular ocelli dorsolaterally, not joined by a dark scapular patch; broad, dark-edged dorsolateral stripes present in scapular region, uppermost stripe-edge on each side interrupted by scapular ocelli, stripes fade just beyond level of axillae; sacral markings indistinct dark lines; head with dark preocular lines and pale, transverse snout bar; pale, anterior cephalic figure bilobed, extending behind eyes onto parietal region and having a short, pale extension from posterolateral comers of each lobe; a small pale parietal spot between posterior parts of lobes; a pair of pale, dark-edged, transverse midnuchal marks; caudal pattern lineate (dorsolateral, lateral, ventro-lateral dark lines) with light spots or ocelli along dorsalmost pair; venter off-white (from Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 519). 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas, 1982. 
  • 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 S. B. Hedges 1988. Two new geckos (Sphaerodactylus) from the Sierra Martin Garcia of Hispaniola. Herpetologica 44: 96-104. - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1982. A new dwarf Sphaerodactylus from Haiti (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 95: 81-88. - get paper here
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