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Sphaerodactylus roosevelti GRANT, 1931

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Guanica Khaki Geckolet, Roosevelt's beige sphaero, Roosevelt's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus roosevelti GRANT 1931:203
Sphaerodactylus roosevelti — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 528
Sphaerodactylus roosevelti — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus roosevelti — RÖSLER 2000: 114 
DistributionSW Puerto Rico, Isla Cueva [HR 30: 111], Vieques, Isla Caja de Muertos

Type locality: Near Parguera, Puerto Rico.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 34609. 
CommentFor illustrations see Grant, 1931; Thomas and Schwartz, 1966; Rivero, 1978. 
  • Bauer, A. M.;Russell, A. P.;Shadwick, R. E. 1990. Skin mechanics and morphology of the gecko Sphaerodactylus roosevelti. American Zoologist 30 (4): 570
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • BOONE, J. 2005. Freilandbeobachtungen an Roosevelts Kugelfingergecko, Sphaerodactylus roosevelti GRANT, 1931. Sauria 27 (3): 3-8 - get paper here
  • Daza, J.D. Virginia Abdala; Richard Thomas and Aaron M. Bauer 2008. Skull Anatomy of the Miniaturized Gecko Sphaerodactylus roosevelti (Squamata: Gekkota). J. Morph. 269:1340–1364
  • Grant, C. 1931. The sphaerodactyls of Porto Rico, Culebra and Mona islands. J. Dept. Agric. Puerto Rico 15: 199-213.
  • Kaup, B. 2012. Farbenfrohe Winzlinge – Kugelfingergeckos im heimischen Wohnzimmer. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (97): 39-45 - 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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