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Celestus darlingtoni COCHRAN, 1939

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesHispaniolan Striped Galliwasp, Darlington's Galliwasp 
SynonymCelestus darlingtoni COCHRAN 1939: 2
Celestus darlingtoni — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 372
Celestus darlingtoni — POWELL et al. 1999 
DistributionHispaniola (Cordillera Central in the Dominican Republic)

Type locality: Valle Nuevo, in the Cordillera Central southeast of Constanza, elevation 6000 ft.-8000 ft., La Vega Provinee, República Dominicana.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 44374. 
CommentFor illustrations see Cochran, 1941. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Philip Jackson Darlington Jr. (1904-1983), an evolutionary biologist, zoogeographer, and beetle taxonomist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cochran, D.M. 1939. Diagnoses of three new lizards and a frog from die Dominican Republic. Proc. New England Zoöl. Club 18: 1-3.
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - 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.
  • 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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