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Celestus adercus SAVAGE, LIPS & IBÁÑEZ, 2008

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCelestus adercus SAVAGE, LIPS & IBÁÑEZ 2008 
DistributionWC Panama

Type locality: abandoned sawmill site on the continental divide, 9.7 km NNW of El Copé, Parque Nacional General de División Omar Torrijos Herrera, La Pintada District, Coclé Province, Panama, ca. 850 m elevation (8°40’04” N, 80°35’6” W)  
TypesHolotype: MVUP 1894, Museo de Vertebrados de la Universidad de Panamá, (formerly from Círculo Herpetológico de Panamá, CH 4870), collected by Tony Ranvestal and Dana Drake in July 2000. 
CommentKnown only from the area of the type locality (Lotzkat et al. 2016).

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologythe species names is derived from the Greek aderkes meaning unseen, invisible or unexpected in reference to the surprise discovery of this form in Panama as the southernmost mainland known member of the genus. 
  • Lotzkat, Sebastian, Andreas Hertz and Gunther Köhler 2016. A new species of Celestus (Squamata: Anguidae) from western Panama. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 962–975 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Savage, JM; Lips, KR; Ibáñez RD 2008. A new species of Celestus from west-central Panama, with consideration of the status of the genera of the Anguidae: Diploglossinae (Squamata). Revista de Biologia Tropical 56 (2): 845-859 - get paper here
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