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Sphaerodactylus underwoodi SCHWARTZ, 1968

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Turks Islands Geckolet, Underwood'sLeast Gecko 
SynonymSphaerodactylus underwoodi SCHWARTZ 1968: 250
Sphaerodactylus underwoodi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 543
Sphaerodactylus underwoodi — KLUGE 1993
Sphaerodactylus underwoodi — RÖSLER 2000: 114 
DistributionTurks Islands, Grand Turk Island

Type locality: Cockburn Town, Grand Turk Island, Turks Islands.  
TypesHolotype: CM 40637. 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz, 1968. 
EtymologyNamed after Garth Leon Underwood (1919-2002), British herpetologist (obituary in Copeia 2003: 222-225). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schwartz, A. 1968. The geckos (Sphaerodactylus) of the southern Bahama Islands. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 39: 227-271.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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