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Sphaerodactylus sabanus COCHRAN, 1938

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Saint Kitts Bank Geckolet, Saba Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus sabanus COCHRAN 1938:148
Sphaerodactylus sabanus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 530
Sphaerodactylus sabanus — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus sabanus — RÖSLER 2000: 114 
DistributionAntilles: Saba, Nevis, St. Christopher

Type locality: Saba.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 103985. 
CommentFor illustrations see King, 1962. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality, Saba Island. 
  • Cochran, D. M. 1938. Reptiles and amphibians from the Lesser Antilles collected by Dr. S. T. Danforth. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 51:147-155. - get paper here
  • Hensley, R.L. and R. Powell 2006. Sphaerodactylus sabanus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (809) - get paper here
  • King, W. 1962. Systematics of Lesser Antillean lizards of the genus Sphaerodactylus. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences, 7:1-52 - get paper here
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • 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.
  • Wissmann, S.M.; R.L. Hensley, R. Powell & J.S. Parmerlee Jr. 2005. Social behavior in the dwarf geckos Sphaerodactylus sabanus and S. sputator from St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles. Salamandra 41 (1-2): 45-50 - get paper here
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