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Sphaerodactylus torrei BARBOUR, 1914

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesSphaerodactylus torrei spielmani GRANT 1958
Sphaerodactylus torrei torrei BARBOUR 1914 
Common NamesE: Cuban Broad-banded Geckolet, Barbour's Least Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus torrei BARBOUR 1914: 260
Sphaerodactylus torrei — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus torrei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 541
Sphaerodactylus torrei — RÖSLER 2000: 114
Sphaerodactylus torrei torrei — DE LISLE et al. 2013

Sphaerodactylus torrei spielmani GRANT 1958
Sphaerodactylus spielmani GRANT 1958
Sphaerodactylus spielmani — THOMAS & SCHWARTZ 1966
Sphaerodactylus torrie spielmani — TANNER 1970: 221
Sphaerodactylus torrei spielmani — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 541
Sphaerodactylus torrei spielmani — DE LISLE et al. 2013 

torrei: Cuba (Santiago de Cuba east to Playa Juraguá, inland to Dos Bocas); Type locality: Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba.

spielmani: Cuba (Rio Hatibonico to Bahia de Guantánamo); Type locality: Guantánamo, Guantanamo Province, Cuba; emended to east side of Rio Hatibonico, about one-quarter mile inland, approximately 10 miles west of the western side of the mouth of the Bahia de Guantanamo, Guantanamo Province, Cuba by THOMAS 1968.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-6916 (not MCZ 1916 !)
Holotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 44015, paratype: BYU [spielmani] 
CommentNot listed by LINER 1994. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1914. A Contribution to the Zoögeography of the West Indies, with Especial Reference to Amphibians and Reptiles. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 44 (2): 205-359 - get paper here
  • Beate Röll 2006. Kugelfingergeckos, Sphaerodactylus elegans & S. torrei. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Fong, A. & Diaz 2004. Two new species of Sphaerodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the southeastern coast of Cuba. Solenodon 4: 73-84
  • Grant, C. 1958. A new gekkonid lizard (Sphaerodactylus) from Cuba. Herpetologica 14: 225-227 - get paper here
  • Grant, Chapman 1956. The Status of Sphaerodactylus gibbus. Herpetologica 12 (3): 247-248
  • Liner, E.A. 1994. Scientific and common names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. Herpetological Circular 23: 1-113
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rosler, H. 2020. Comparative studies on the extracorporal development of soft- and hard-shelled gecko eggs (Squamata: Gekkota): 5. Sphaerodactylus torrei torrei Barbour, 1914 (Sphaerodactylidae). Sauria 42 (1): 21-27.
  • Schröder, E. & Röll, B. 2003. Sphaerodactylus torrei BARBOUR. Sauria (Suppl.) 25 (3): 581-584 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Tanner, W. W. 1970. A catalogue of the fish, amphibian, and reptile types in the Brigham Young University Museum of Natural History. Great Basin Naturalist 30 (4): 219-226 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R. 1968. Notes on Antillean geckos (Sphaerodactylus). Herpetologica 24: 46-60 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R., and A. Schwartz. 1966. The Sphaerodactylus decoratus complex in the West Indies. Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, 7:1-26 - get paper here
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