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Celestus warreni (SCHWARTZ, 1970)

IUCN Red List - Celestus warreni - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesHispaniolan Giant Galliwasp, Haitian giant Galliwasp 
SynonymDiploglossus warreni SCHWARTZ 1970:780
Diploglossus warreni — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 406
Celestus warreni — POWELL et al. 1996: 66
Celestus warreni warreni — HALLERMANN & BÖHME 2002
Celestus warreni — LANGNER 2019 
DistributionHispaniola (N Haiti), Dominican Republic, Ile de la Tortue

Type locality: Palmiste, Île de la Tortue, Département du Nord-Ouest, Haiti.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 103214. 
CommentFor illustrations see Henderson and Schwartz, 1984. HALLERMANN & BÖHME 2002 suggested to relegate several species of Celestus to subspecies status of C. warreni, in particular C. carraui and C. anelpistus. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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 warreni Schwartz. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (426 - get paper here
  • Henderson, R.W., and Schwartz, A. 1984. A guide to the identification of the amphibians and reptiles of Hispaniola. Spec. PubI. Milwaukee Public Mus. Biol. and Geol. (4):1-70.
  • Inchaústegui, S. J., A. Schwartz, and R. W. Henderson. 1985. Hispaniolan giant Diploglossus (Sauria: Anguidae): Description of a new species and notes on the ecology of D. warreni. Amphibia-Reptilia 6: 195-201. - get paper here
  • Langner, Ch. 2019. Ich komme Dir auf die Schliche! Verkanntes Schleichenvolk – die interessanten Echsen der Familie Anguidae Reptilia (Münster) 24 (136): 16-27 - 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.
  • Schwartz, A. 1970. A new species of large Diploglossus (Sauria: Anguidae) from Hispaniola. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 82: 777-787. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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