Sphaerodactylus savagei — Savage’s Least Gecko
Some other names for this species:
Savage’s Dwarf Gecko, Altagracia Speckled Sphaero
These tiny geckos are very hard to identify, because there are many species that are only slightly different. As you can see in the second picture, I tried to get this gecko to point itself out to me in the guide book, sort of like a Ouija board. However, the gecko didn't cooperate and I had to try to follow the complicated key to identify it. At first I thought it was S. difficilis (the somewhat rudely named Difficult Least Gecko), but Derek LeVault did some more checking and the current best guess is S. savagei. Thanks, Derek!
- Henderson, R. W., Schwartz, A. 1984. A Guide to the Identification of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Hispaniola
- Schwartz, A., Henderson, R. W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and Natural History