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Celestus anelpistus (SCHWARTZ, GRAHAM, & DUVAL, 1979)

IUCN Red List - Celestus anelpistus - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesALTAGRACIA GIANT GALLIWASP 
SynonymDiploglossus anelpistus SCHWARTZ, GRAHAM & DUVAL 1979:3
Diploglossus anelpistus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 402
Celestus anelpistus — POWELL et al. 1996: 65
Celestus warreni anelpistus — HALLERMANN & BÖHME 2002 
DistributionHispaniola (SC Dominican Republic)

Type locality: Ingenio Catarey, "Come Hombre," Villa Altagracia, San Cristóbal Province, República Dominicana.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 197336. 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz, Graham, and Duval, 1979; Henderson, 1988.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
References
  • Hallermann, J. & W. Böhme 2002. On giant anguids from the West Indies with special reference to Celestus warreni ( Schwartz, 1970) and its relatives from Hispaniola (Reptilia: Squamata: Anguidae). Mitt. Hamb. Zool. Mus. Inst. 99: 169-178
  • Henderson, R. W. 1988. Diploglossus anelpistus Schwartz, Graham and Duval. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (424. - 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
  • Powell, R. & Incháustegui, S.J. 2009. Conservation of the herpetofauna of the Dominican Republic. Applied Herpetology 6: 103–122 - get paper here
  • Powell, R., R. W. Henderson, K. Adler, And H. A. Dundee. 1996. An annotated checklist of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. In R. Powell and R. W. Henderson (eds.), Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A Tribute to Albert Schwartz, p.51-93. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca (New York). Contributions to Herpetology, volume 12.
  • Powell, Robert, José A. Ottenwalder, Sixto J. Incháustegui, Robert W. Henderson and Richard E. Glor. 2000. Amphibians and reptiles of the Dominican Republic: Species of special concern. Oryx. 34 (2): 118-128
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz,A., E.D. Graham, Jr., and J. J. Duval 1979. A new species of Diploglossus (Sauria: Anguidae) from Hispaniola. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 92: 1-9. - get paper here
 
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