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Celestus macrotus THOMAS & HEDGES, 1989

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: La Selle Galliwasp, Thomas' Galliwasp 
SynonymCelestus macrotus THOMAS & HEDGES 1989: 886
Celestus macrotus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 375
Celestus macrotus — POWELL et al. 1999 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti)

Type locality: Ca. 15 km W (by logging roads) Gros Cheval, northeastern slopes of Pic la Selle, 2020 m, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 286917. 
CommentFor illustrations see Thomas and Hedges, 1989.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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, 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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