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Continent: Caribbean
Distribution: Haiti, Ile a Vache, Andros Island (introduced), New Providence Island (introduced), Dominican Republic, Hispaniola, Ile de la Gonave, Bahamas  Sphaerodactylus copei copei: Haiti, from Valîcé de Trouin in west to Fond Parisien in east, and onto southern slopes of Montagnes du Trou-d'Eau and northern slopes of Morne l'Hôpital; specimens from "Miragoâne" and Fond des Nègres questionably associated with this subspecies. Altitudinal distribution below sea level to about 3000 ft.;
Type locality: Unknown; restricted by Schwartz and Thomas, 1965, to the vicinity of Port-au-Prince, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti.  Sphaerodactylus copei astreptus (HOLOTYPE USNM 194029): Haiti, vicinity of Miragoâne and Paillant south to Dimisaine, Dépt. du Sud. Altitudinal distribution sea level to 500 ft.   Sphaerodactylus copei cataplexis (HOLOTYPE MCZ 77161): Haiti, southwestern Tiburon Peninsula and southern slopes of Massif de la Hotte; Île-à-Vache; introduced on New Providence I., Bahama Is., and perhaps on Andros I.; intergrades with S. c. pelates in vicinity of Cavaillon. Altitudinal distribution sea level to about 3000 ft.   Sphaerodaclylus copei deuterus (HOLOTYPE CM 56782): Île de la Gonâve.   Sphaerodaciylus copei enochrus (HOLOTYPE MCZ 65128): Haiti, southeastern coast and onto southern slopes of Massif de la Selle; not known to intergrade with S. c. copei. Altitudinal distribution sea level to about 2600 ft.  Sphaerodactylus copei pelates (HOLOTYPE USNM 194030): Haiti, south-central coast and adjacent uplands of Tiburon Peninsula. Altitudinal   Sphaerodactylus copei picturatus (SYNTYPES MCZ 3341-42): Haiti, northern coast of distai Tiburon Peninsula. Altitudinal distribution apparently near sea level.   Sphaerodactylus copei polyommatus (HOLOTYPE MCZ 92036): Île Grande Cayemite.  Sphaerodactylus copei websteri (HOLOTYPE MCZ 126088): Haiti, extreme southwestern tip of Tiburon Peninsula.   INCERTAE SEDIS: Specimens from Virgile, Anse-à-Veau, St.-Michel du Sud, PetiteGoâve, and Pierre Payen are unassigned subspecifically.


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Source: The Reptile Database

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