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Sphaerodactylus ciguapa Daza and Bauer 2012 (round-fingered gecko)

Reptilia - Squamata - Gekkonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 344210

Full reference: J. D. Daza and A. M. Bauer. 2012. A new amber-embedded sphaerodactyl gecko from Hispaniola, with comments on morphological synapomorphies of the Sphaerodactylidae. Breviora 529:1-28

Belongs to Sphaerodactylus according to Daza and Bauer 2012

Sister taxon: Sphaerodactylus dommeli

Type specimen: MCZ R186380, a partial skeleton (an amber-embedded skeletonized and articulated specimen preserving patches of integument, most of the left basicranium, the posterior part of the left jaw, part). Its type locality is La Toca Amber Mine, which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian fluvial-deltaic shale/amber in the El Mamey Formation of the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore