Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Turnip-tailed Gecko Thecadactylus rapicauda

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

Thecadactylus [genus] (2)
rapicauda [species]

Classification

Thecadactylus [genus] (2)
rapicauda [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution S. America
    Distribution description South America, Middle America, West Indies and Lesser Antilles.
    Notes on presence status It is possible that this species was spread with help of humans and that its natural distribution is not everywhere native. It is uncertain if the population on the Dutch Caribbean Islands are native or introduced.

    Publications

    • Borg, J. ter 2008. Reptielen en amfibieën in Curaçao. Lacerta 66: 218-235.
    • Buurt, G. van 2001. De amfibieën en reptielen van Aruba, Curaçao en Bonaire. 119 pp. Gerard van Buurt, Curaçao.
    • Buurt, G. van 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. Applied Herpetology 3: 307-321.
    • Hummelinck, P.W. 1940. A survey of the mammals, lizards and Mollusks. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 1: 59-108.
    • Powell, R. 2006. Conservation of the herpetofauna on the Dutch Windward Islands: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. Applied Herpetology 3: 293-306.
    • Powell, R., Henderson, R.W. & Parmerlee, J.S. Jr. 2005. The Reptiles and Amphibians of the Dutch Caribbean: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. 192 pp. STENAPA.
    • Powell, R., Henderson, R.W., Parmerlee, J.S. jr. 2015. The Reptiles and Amphibians of the Dutch Caribbean: St. Eustatius, Saba, and St. Maarten. Second edition, revised and expanded Nature Guide Series, No. 004: 343. Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean..
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological Inventory of Saba. 87 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of Sint Eustatius. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Wagensveld, T. van, Kluskens, B. 2017. Guide to the monitoring of reptiles and amphibians of St. Eustatius. 40. Stichting RAVON. [link]
    • Yokoyama, M. 2010. The Incomplete Guide to the Wildlife of Saint Martin. 129 pp. sxm wildlife.
    • Yokoyama, M. 2013. The Incomplete guide to the wildlife of Saint Martin. Revised and expanded second edition. 131. sxm wildlife.