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Sphaerodactylus phyzacinus THOMAS, 1964

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Les Saintes Geckolet 
SynonymSphaerodactylus fantasticus phyzacinus THOMAS 1964
Sphaerodactylus fantasticus phyzacinus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Sphaerodactylus phyzacinus — THORPE et al. 2008
Sphaerodactylus phyzacinus — HEDGES & CONN 2012 
DistributionÎles des Saintes: Ilet à Cabrit, Terre-de-Bas, Terre-de-Haut

Type locality: ÎIet à Cabrit, Iles des Saintes.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 77114 
EtymologyNamed after Greek φυζακυνός, ‘fleeing, timid, fearful’ (Fretey 2023). 
  • FRÉTEY, T. 2023. Etymology of nomina of Amphibians and Reptiles of the French Antilles. Bionomina, 35(1), 20-50 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1–244 - get paper here
  • Powell, R., R. W. Henderson and R. S. Thorpe. 2010. Sphaerodactylus phyzacinus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (877): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp. - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1964. The races of Sphaerodactylus fantasticus Dumeril & Bibron in the Lesser Antilles. Carib. J. Sci. 4 (2/3): 373—390
  • Thorpe, R.S.; Jones, A.G.; Malhotra, A.; Surget-Groba, Y. 2008. Adaptive radiation in Lesser Antillean lizards: molecular phylogenetics and species recognition in the Lesser Antillean dwarf gecko complex, Sphaerodactylus fantasticus. Molecular Ecology 17(6):1489-1504 - get paper here
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