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Sphaerodactylus schuberti THOMAS & HEDGES, 1998

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Neiba Agave Geckolet, Neiba Agave sphaero 
SynonymSphaerodactylus schuberti THOMAS & HEDGES 1998
Sphaerodactylus schuberti — RÖSLER 2000: 114 
DistributionHispaniola, Dominican Republic (xeric southern slopes of the Sierra de Neiba)

Type locality: 5.1 km NW of La Descubierta, elevation 273 m, Independencia Province, Dominican Republic.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 512215 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Andreas Schubert, a German zoologist who lives in the Dominican Republic and works for the National Park Service. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Thomas, Richard and S. Blair Hedges 1998. A new gecko from the Sierra de Neiba of Hispaniola (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Sphaerodactylus). Herpetologica 54 (3): 333-336 - get paper here
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