Sphaerodactylus leonardovaldesi

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Sauria
Infraordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Sphaerodactylus
Species: Sphaerodactylus leonardovaldesi

Name[edit]

Sphaerodactylus leonardovaldesi McCranie & Hedges, 2012: 66

Holotype: FMNH 282785, an adult male, collected 22 May 2011 by James R. McCranie and Leonardo Valdés Orellana.

Paratypes (13): FMNH 282786–88, USNM 579988–89, same locality as holotype; FMNH 282791 (genetic sample 3, JX073109, JX073120), USNM 579990–93, from Camp Bay, 16.429467°, -86.286300°; FMNH 282789 (genetic sample 1, JX073110, X073121), 282790 (genetic sample 2, JX073111, JX073122), from 1 km E of Pollytilly Bight, 16.406300°, -86.388083°; all adults from Isla de Roatán and collected 21–22 May 2011 by James R. McCranie and Leonardo Valdés Orellana or 18–19 November 2011 by McCranie. USNM 579987, juvenile from Palmetto Bay, Isla de Roatán, collected 18 November 2011 by McCranie.

Type locality: Palmetto Bay, 16.359033°, -86.486717°, Isla de Roatán, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras, near sea level.

Etymology: The specific name leonardovaldesi is an eponym honoring the Honduran biologist Leonardo Valdés Orellana.

Mentions[edit]

  • Sphaerodactylus continentalisMeyer & Wilson, 1973: 12 (part).
  • Sphaerodactylus continentalisWilson & Hahn, 1973: 105 (part).
  • Sphaerodactylus millepunctatusHarris & Kluge, 1984: 17 (part).
  • Sphaerodactylus millepunctatusGrismer et al., 2001: 135.
  • Sphaerodactylus millepunctatusMcCranie et al., 2005: 80 (part).
  • Sphaerodactylus millepunctatusMcCranie et al., 2006: 110 (part).
  • Sphaerodactylus leonardovaldesi McCranie & Hedges, 2012: 66

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • McCranie, J.R. & Hedges, S.B. 2012. Two new species of geckos from Honduras and resurrection of Sphaerodactylus continentalis Werner from the synonymy of Sphaerodactylus millepunctatus Hallowell (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonoidea, Sphaerodactylidae). Zootaxa 3492: 65–76. Preview Reference page. 

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