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Leiocephalus lunatus lunatus Cochran, 1934

Hispaniolan maskless curly-tailed lizard, Santo Domingo curlytail lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leiocephalus personatus lunatus Cochran, 1934


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Original scientific description:

Cochran, D. M. (1934). Herpetological collections made in Hispaniola by the Utowana Expedition. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 8: 163-188.


Other references:

Inchaustegui, S. & Landestoy, M. 2016. Leiocephalus lunatus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75308752A115482971. Downloaded on 05 May 2018.

Landestoy T., Miguel A. and Reyes, Francis O. (2018). Distribution of Two Species of Curly-tailed Lizards, Genus [i]Leiocephalus[/i], in a Metropolitan Park, and the Rediscovery of a Nominate Subspecies. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 25(1): 1-12.

Powell, R. and Gifford, M. E. (2010). [i]Leiocephalus lunatus[/i]. Catalogue of American
Amphibians and Reptiles 872: 1-5.


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