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Sphaerodactylus grandisquamis
Scientific classification
  • S. g. ateles - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. g. grandisquamis - Stejneger, 1904
  • S. g. guarionex - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. g. mimetes - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. g. phoberus (see text) - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. g. spanius - Thomas & Schwartz, 1966
  • S. g. stibarus - Thomas & Schwartz 1966

The big-scaled dwarf gecko, big-scaled least gecko, or cotton ginner (Sphaerodactylus grandisquamis) is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. It is endemic to Puerto Rico. Sphaerodactylus grandisquamis was formerly a subspecies of Sphaerodactylus macrolepis but was elevated to full species status using a combination of molecular and morphological data. Sphaerodactylus g. phoberus is no longer considered valid and was synonymized with S. g. grandiquamis.

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