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Celestus haetianus (COCHRAN, 1927)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesCelestus haetianus haetianus (COCHRAN 1927)
Celestus haetianus mylicus (SCHWARTZ 1965)
Celestus haetianus surdus (SCHWARTZ 1965) 
SynonymWetmorena haetiana COCHRAN 1927: 91
Wetmorena haetianus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 553
Celestus haetianus — HEDGES et al. 1992
Wetmorena haetianus — WIENS & SLINGLUF 2001

Celestus haetianus mylicus (SCHWARTZ 1965)
Wetmorena haetiana mylica SCHWARTZ 1965: 45
Wetmorena haetiana mylica — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988

Celestus haetianus surdus (SCHWARTZ 1965)
Wetmorena haetiana surda SCHWARTZ 1965: 41
Wetmorena haetiana surda — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988 
DistributionHispaniola, S Haiti

haetiana: Haiti, east-central Massif de la Selle and affiliates. Altitudinal distribution 5000 ft. to 8820 ft. Type locality: Mont Cabalo, Massif de la Selle, Département du Sud-Est, Haiti.

mylica: República Dominicana, Sierra de Baoruco. Altitudinal distribution 2600 ft. to 4450 ft.

surda: Haiti and República Dominicana, extreme eastern Massif de la Selle. Altitudinal distibution 4800 ft. to ca. 8000 ft.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 72600
Holotype: MCZ 77040, adult male, paratypes: AMNH, USNM, MCZ, KU [surdus]
Holotype: MCZ 77049, adult male; paratypes: MCZ, AMNH, KU, USNM [mylicus] 
CommentFor illustrations see Cochran, 1941; Schwartz, 1965.
4 digits on each limb. 
  • Cochran, D.M. 1927. A new genus of anguid lizards from Haiti. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 40: 91-92. - get paper here
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - 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.
  • Schwartz, A. 1965. Two new subspecies of the anguid lizard Wetmorena from Hispaniola. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington78: 39-48. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Wiens, J. J., and J. L. Slingluff 2001. How lizards turn into snakes: a phylogenetic analysis of body-form evolution in anguid lizards. Evolution 55: 2303–2318 - get paper here
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