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Ameiva fuliginosa (COPE, 1892)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTiaporus fuliginosus COPE 1892: 132
Ameiva panchlora BARBOUR 1921 (fide DUNN & SAXE 1950: 156)
Ameiva ameiva fulginosa [sic] — UGUETO & HARVEY 2011
Ameiva ameiva fuliginosa — MCNISH 2011
Ameiva fuliginosa — MCCRANIE & GOTTE 2014 
DistributionColombia (Providencia, San Andrés), Honduras (Swan Islands)

Type locality: ‘‘Swan Island in the Caribbean Sea.’’

panchlora: Type locality: ‘‘Old Providence Island, Colombia.’’  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 20294 [formerly USNM 32118], USNM 14710, 32119–32120 (4 specimens); Lectotype: USNM 14710; paralectotypes: USNM 32119–32120 and MCZ 20294, designated by McCranie & Gotte 2014 (fuliginosa)
Holotype: USNM 13879; paratypes: MCZ R-14293 [formerly USNM 63397], USNM 63398 [Ameiva panchlora] 
CommentSynonymy partly after UGUETO & HARVEY 2011 who also suggested that fuliginosa (and tobagana) may be full species. 
Etymologyunknown fide HARVEY et al. 2012. 
References
  • Barbour, Thomas 1921. Some reptiles from Old Providence Island. Proc. New England zool. Club 7: 81-85 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1892. On Tiaporus, a New Genus of Teiidœ. Proc. Am. Phil. Soc. 30: 132-133 - get paper here
  • Dunn, E. R., and L. H. Saxe. 1950. Results of the Catherwood-Chaplin West Indies Expedition, 1948. Part. 5. Amphibians and reptiles of San Andrés and Providencia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 102:141-165 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. and Steve W. Gotte 2014. An investigation into the Swan Island Honduras collecting event of Tiaporus fuliginosus Cope (Reptilia: Teiidae) and its systematic status. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 127 (4): 543-556 - get paper here
  • McNish, T. 2011. La fauna del archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Colombia, Sudamérica. Colomba Andina de Impresos, ISBN 978-958-99518-1-1
  • Ugueto, Gabriel N.; and Michael B. Harvey 2011. Revision of Ameiva ameiva Linnaeus (Squamata: Teiidae) in Venezuela: Recognition of Four Species and Status of Introduced Populations in Southern Florida, USA. Herpetological Monographs 25 (1): 112-170 - get paper here
 
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