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Celestus curtissi GRANT, 1951

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesCelestus curtissi curtissi GRANT 1951
Celestus curtissi aporus SCHWARTZ 1964
Celestus curtissi diastatus SCHWARTZ 1964
Celestus curtissi hylonomus SCHWARTZ 1964 
Common NamesCurtis' Galliwasp 
SynonymCelestus curtissi GRANT 1951:68
Diploglossus curtissi — SCHWARTZ 1964: 39
Celestus curtissi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 371
Celestus curtissi — POWELL et al. 1999

Celestus curtissi aporus SCHWARTZ 1964
Diploglossus curtissi aporus — SCHWARTZ 1964: 45
Celestus curtissi aporus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 98

Celestus curtissi diastatus SCHWARTZ 1964
Diploglossus curtissi diastatus — SCHWARTZ 1964: 42
Celestus curtissi diastatus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 98

Celestus curtissi hylonomus SCHWARTZ 1964
Diploglossus curtissi hylonomus — SCHWARTZ 1964: 49
Celestus curtissi hylonomus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 98 
DistributionHispaniola, Ile de la Tortue, Ile de la Gonave, Isla Catalina, Isla Saona
Antilles, Haiti, Dominican Republic

curtissi: Haiti, Plaine de Cul de Sac, north to St.Marc, east into Valle de Neiba, República Dominicana; Île de la Gonâve. Type locality: Trou Forban, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti.

aporus: Peninsula de Barahona, west to Dominico-Haitian border, north to Barahona, República Dominicana.

diastatus: Haiti, Presqu'île du Nord-Ouest, south to Ça Soleil and Terre Neuve; Île de la Tortue.

hylonomus: República Dominicana, southeastern coast.

INCERTAE SEDIS: Material from Ennery, Haiti, and Isla Catalina and Isla Saona is unassigned subspecifically.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 11733.
Holotype: MCZ 77159 [aporus]
Holotype: MCZ 63402 [diastatus]
Holotype: MCZ 77160 [hylonomus] 
CommentFor illustrations see Grant, 1951; Schwartz, 1964. 
EtymologyNamed after Anthony Curtiss, a collector and amateur natural historian. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1951. The specific characters of the Celesti, with description of anew species of Celestus (Sauria: Anguidae). Copeia 1951 (1): 67-69. - get paper here
  • Powell, Robert; José A. Ottenwalder and Sixto J. Incháustegui 1999. The Hispaniolan Herpetofauna: Diversity, Endemism, and Historical Perpectives, with Comments on Navassa Island. In Crother, Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles, Academic Press, pp. 93-168
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz,A. 1964. Diploglossus costatus Cope (Sauria: Anguidae) and its relatives in Hispaniola. Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery Sci. Publ. 13: 1-57
  • Thomas, R. and S. B. Hedges. 1989. A new Celestus (Sauria: Anguidae) from the Chaine de Ia Selle of Haiti. Copeia 1989 (4): 886-891 - get paper here
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