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Ameiva wetmorei STEJNEGER, 1913

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPuerto Rican blue-tailed ameiva, Wetmore's Ameiva 
SynonymAmeiva wetmorei STEJNEGER 1913: 70
Ameiva wetmorei eleanorae GRANT & ROOSEVELT 1932: 48
Ameiva wetmorei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 203
Ameiva wetmorei — HOWER & HEDGES 2003
Ameiva wetmorei — HARVEY et al. 2012 
DistributionSW Puerto Rico, Isla Magueyes, Caja de Muertos, Isla Morrillito (=Platillo), Isla Guayacan [HR 30: 109].

Type locality: Above Rio Loco, Guánica, Puerto Rico. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: USNM 49731. UMMZ fide HARVEY et a. 2012.
Holotype: UMMZ [eleanorae] 
CommentFor illustrations see MacLean, 1982. 
  • Grant, C. & Roosevelt 1932. Jour. Dept. Agric. Puerto Rico 16: 48
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Hower, Lindsey M., and S. Blair Hedges 2003. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of West Indian Teiid lizards of the genus Ameiva. Caribbean Journal of Science 39 (3):298-306. - get paper here
  • MacLean, W.P. 1982. Reptiles and amphibians of the Virgin Islands. MacMillan Caribbean, London:vii +54 pp.
  • Mayer,G.C. & Lazell,J. 1988. Distributional records for reptiles and amphibians from the Puerto Rico Bank. Herpetological Review 19 91): 23-24 - get paper here
  • Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Stejneger, L. 1913. A new lizard from Porto Rico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 26: 69-71. - get paper here
  • Werning, H. 2012. Zwischen Anolis und Cycluren: Unterwegs auf Puerto Rico. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (95): 100-109 - get paper here
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