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Sphaerodactylus savagei SHREVE, 1968

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus savagei juanilloensis SHREVE 1968
Sphaerodactylus savagei savagei SHREVE 1968 
Common NamesE: Altagracia Speckled Geckolet, Savage's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus notatus savagei SHREVE 1968: 7
Sphaerodactylus difficilis — GRANT 1952: 187 (part.)
Sphaerodactylus savagei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 532
Sphaerodactylus savagei — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus savagei — RÖSLER 2000: 114
Sphaerodactylus savagei savagei — DE LISLE et al. 2013

Sphaerodactylus savagei juanilloensis SHREVE 1968
Sphaerodactylus notatus juanilloensis SHREVE 1968
Sphaerodactylus savagei juanilloensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991
Sphaerodactylus savagei juanilloensis — RÖSLER 2000: 114
Sphaerodactylus savagei juanilloensis — DE LISLE et al. 2013 
DistributionHispaniola: Dominican Republic (Province El Seibo, Prov. La Altagracia), Isla Soana

savagei: from La Romana to east side of Rio Chavôn. Type locality: La Romana, Altagracia, Dominican Republic

juanilloensis: extreme eastern Repéblica Dominicana; Isla Saona.

INCERTAE SEDIS: Material from Isla Catalinita and Sabana Grande de Palenque is not assigned to subspecies.  
TypesHolotype: CAS-SUR 14695, formerly SU 14695
Holotype: MCZ 73901 [juanilloensis] 
CommentApparently most closely related to S. notatus difficilis. 
EtymologyNamed for Jay M. Savage, American herpetologist (born 1928). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Donnelly, Maureen A. D 2013. Jay M. Savage. Copeia Dec 2013, Vol. 2013, No. 4: 757-767. - 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.
  • Shreve, B. 1968. The notatus group of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria, Gekkonidae) in Hispaniola. Breviora (280): 1-28 - get paper here
  • 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
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