García-Grajales, J., A. Buenrostro-Silva y V. Mata-Silva. 2014. Range extension of the least gecko, Sphaerodactylus glaucus Cope, 1865 (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Check List 10(1): 205-206.

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García-Grajales, J., A. Buenrostro-Silva y V. Mata-Silva. 2014. Range extension of the least gecko, Sphaerodactylus glaucus Cope, 1865 (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Check List 10(1): 205-206.

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  205 Journal of species lists and distribution Chec   List     N     O    T    E    S    O    N      G     E    O    G    R    A    P    H    I    C      D     I    S    T    R    I    B    U    T    I    O    N Check List 10(1): 205–206, 2014© 2014 Check List and AuthorsISSN 1809-127X (available at www.checklist.org.br  ) The Collard Dwarf Gecko, Sphaerodactylus glaucus  is found from Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico, through the Yucatan Peninsula and northern Guatemala to western Honduras (Taylor 1947; Smith and Taylor 1966; Harris and Kluge 1984; Köhler 2008). This species has been reported from several different vegetation types, including tropical wet forest, tropical moist forest, tropical dry forest, tropical very dry forest, and subtropical moist forest, at elevations ranging from sea level to 1000 m (Wilson and Johnson 2010). On 25 June 2009 at 08:45 am, an adult S.  glaucus  (Figure 1- veriied by Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista) was found in Parque Nacional Lagunas de Chacahua, Cerro Hermoso (15°58′02″ N, 97°32′51″ W; 72 m elevation), municipality of San Pedro Tututepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. The gecko was found under logs in an ecotonal zone of tropical dry forest and mangrove. The individual has a cream color nuchal band bordered by black bands of similar width anteriorly and posteriorly, light spots at elbow and knee, two distinct spots at base of tail, lateral narrow light bands on back, and two distinct cream color spots at base of tail bordered by black spots anteriorly and posteriorly (Smith and Taylor 1966). This specimen of S. glaucus  has smooth dorsal scales, versus keeled in S. continentalis , which is also found in Mexico (McCranie and Hedges 2012). This observation represents a new municipality record and the westernmost distribution of the species on the Paciic coast, with a range extension of ca. 153 km W from the nearest locality in Huatulco, Oaxaca (Figure 2) (Smith and Taylor 1966; Harris and Kluge 1984). Currently, S. glaucus  is considered as Not Evaluated (NE) species by the IUCN (2012). However, more recently, Wilson et al  . (2013) placed this species in the category of medium vulnerability to environmental degradation [environmental vulnerability  Abstract:  An adult Collared Dwarf Gecko, Sphaerodactylus glaucus , was found in Parque Nacional Lagunas de Chacahua, Cerro Hermoso, municipality of San Pedro Tututepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, at an elevation of 72 m. This specimen represents a new municipality record and the westernmost distribution of the species on the Paciic Coast of Mexico. 1 Universidad del Mar, Campus Puerto Escondido, Instituto de Recursos, km. 2.5, Carr. Puerto Escondido-Sola de Vega, San Pedro Mixtepec 71980, Oaxaca, México.2 Universidad del Mar, Campus Puerto Escondido, Instituto de Industrias, Km 2.5, Carr. Puerto-Escondido-Sola de Vega, San Pedro Mixtepec 71980, Oaxaca, México. 3 The University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Biological Sciences, El Paso, Texas, 79968, USA. * Corresponding author. E-mail: archosaurio@yahoo.com.mx   Jesús García-Grajáles  1* , Alejandra Buenrostro-Silva  2  and Vicente Mata-Silva  3 Range extension of the least gecko, Sphaerodactylus glaucus  Cope, 1865 (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) in Oaxaca, Mexico score (EVS): twelve] for Mexico, based on geographic distribution, ecological distribution, and degree of human persecution. Additionally, Mexican environmental protection laws rate S. glaucus  as Subject to Special Protection (Pr) (NOM-059-2010; SEMARNAT 2010). A photographic voucher (Fotocolecta Herpetofauna Universidad del Mar [FCHU062]) of the specimen is deposited in the photographic collection of the Universidad del Mar campus Puerto Escondido. The specimen was captured, photographed, and released under permit number SGPA/DGVS/07772/08, issued by Subsecretaría de Gestión para la Protección Ambiental-Dirección General de Vida Silvestre. Figure  1.  Adult male Sphaerodactylus glaucus  (FCHU062 photo voucher) from Cerro Hermoso, San Pedro Tututepec, Oaxaca, México. Photo by Jesús García-Grajáles.  206 García-Grajáles et al. | Range extension of Sphaerodactylus glaucus  in Mexico Figure 2 .  Map displaying collecting localities (dots) for Sphaerodactylus glaucus  reported in Mexico (Smith and Taylor 1966; Harris and Kluge 1984). The red dot represents the locality of the individual reported herein.  Acknowledgments:  A. M. Tenorio Salgado, M. Antonio Gutierrez and B. Pineda Ramos provided assistance in the ield. To A. Ramírez-Bautista for species veriication; and U. O. García-Vásquez and an anonymous reviewer for improvement of the manuscript. Funding and research facilities were provided by Universidad del Mar and Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CUP: 2IR0807). Literature Cited Harris D.M., and A.G. Kluge. 1984. The Sphaerodactylus  (Sauria: Gekkonidae) of Middle America. Occasional Papers of the Museum of  Zoology, University of Michigan  706: 1–57. IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: Version 3.1. Accessible at http://www.iucnredlist.org/documents/redlist_cats_crit_en.pdf  . Captured on 11 April 2013. Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America . Offenbach: Herpeton Verlag Elke Köhler. 400 pp. McCranie, J.R. and S.B. Hedges. 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.SEMARNAT (Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales). 2010. Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-059-ECOL-2010 . Protección ambiental- especies nativas de México de lora y fauna silvestres. Categorías de Riesgo y especiicaciones para su inclusión, exclusión o cambio-Lista de Especies en Riesgo. Diario Oicial de la Federación (Segunda sección: 30 de diciembre). 78 pp. Smith, H.M. and E.H. Taylor. 1966. Herpetology of Mexico; Annotated checklists and keys to the amphibians and reptiles . A reprint of Bulletins 187, 194 and 199 of the U.S. National Museum with a list of subsequent taxonomic innovations. Ashton: Erick Lundberg, 610 pp.Taylor, E.H. 1947. A review of the Mexican forms of the lizard genus Sphaerodactylu s. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 31: 299–309. Wilson, L.D. and J.D. Johnson. 2010. Distributional patterns of the herpetofauna of Mesoamerica, a biodiversity hotspot; pp.31-235, in: L.D. Wilson, J.H. Townsend and J.D. Johnson (ed.). Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles . Eagle Mountain: Eagle Mountain Publishing, LC. Wilson, L.D., V. Mata-Silva and J.D. Johnson. 2013. A reassessment of the conservation status of the reptiles of Mexico based on the environmental vulnerability measure. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 7: 1–47. R: May 2013A : January 2014 P  : February 2014 E  : Pedro M. S. Nunes
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