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Sphaerodactylus scapularis BOULENGER, 1902

IUCN Red List - Sphaerodactylus scapularis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Boulenger's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus scapularis BOULENGER 1902: 54
Sphaerodactylus scapularis — BURT & BURT 1933: 11
Sphaerodactylus scapularis — WERMUTH 1965: 173
Sphaerodactylus scapularis — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus scapularis — RÖSLER 2000: 114 
DistributionNW Ecuador, SW Colombia (Gorgona Island)

Type locality: St. Javier (60 feet elevation), NW Ecuador.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.30.70 
CommentMay have been erroneously reported from Cuba. 
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1902. Descriptions of new batrachians and reptiles from northwestern Ecuador. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 9 (49): 51-57 - get paper here
  • Burt, C. E., and M. D. Burt 1933. A preliminary check list of the lizards of South America. Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 28: 1-104.
  • Harris D M 1982. The Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) of South America. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan (No. 704) 1982: 1-31 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
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