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Sphaerodactylus siboney FONG & DIAZ, 2004

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Siboney Gray-headed Geckolet 
SynonymSphaerodactylus siboney FONG & DIAZ 2004 
DistributionSE Cuba

Type locality: Cuba, Siboney, Santiago de Cuba, 40 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: BSC H 2205 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A moderate-sized Sphaerodactylus (SVL to 32.2 mm) belonging to the nigropunctatus group (sensu Schwartz and Garrido, 1985); with granular and smooth dorsal scales (47-60 axilla to groin, 70-84 around midbody); 15-20 scales situated transversally on the snout; two or three postnasal scales; escutcheon of males large (80-125 scales) with extensions onto thighs; no cross banding in females and juveniles, with yellowish coloration on body and legs, head gray anterior to the ear; males dark yellow on body and legs, a dark yellow nape, head with dark brown small dots, also present in the throat. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Fong, A. & Diaz 2004. Two new species of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the southeastern coast of Cuba. Solenodon 4: 73-84
  • 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
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
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