Sphaerodactylus ariasae

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Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea
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Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species: Sphaerodactylus ariasae


Sphaerodactylus ariasae Hedges & Thomas, 2001

Type locality: Sink hole and cave 2 km SE Punta Beata, Isla Beata, Pedernales Province, Dominican Republic, 17° 36.58 N, 71° 31.18 W,5 m elevation.

Holotype: USNM 541804


Smallest reptile known, with a snout-vent-length of 1.6 cm!


  • Hedges, S. Blair and Thomas, Richard 2001. At the Lower Size Limit in Amniote Vertebrates: A New Diminutive Lizard from the West Indies. Carib. J. Sci. 37 (3-4): 168–173.
  • Sphaerodactylus ariasae at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 7 Mar 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Jaragua Sphaero, Dwarf gecko