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Corytophanes percarinatus DUMÉRIL, 1856

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Higher TaxaCorytophanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Keeled Helmeted Iguana, Keeled Helmeted Basilisk
S: Turipache de Hojarasca 
SynonymCorytophanes percarinatus DUMÉRIL 1856: 518
Corytophanes cristata — SALVIN 1860: 453
Corytophanes percarinatus — BOULENGER 1885: 102
Corythophanes percarinatus — STUART 1948
Corytophanes percarinatus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 69
Corytophanes percarinatus — MERTENS 1952: 46
Corytophanes percarinatus — PETERS et al. 1970: 101
Corytophanes percarinatus — LINER 1994
Corytophanes percristatus — ARNOLD 1994: 512 (in error)
Corytophanes percarinatus — KÖHLER 2000: 74
Corytophanes percarinatus — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras; elevation usually 1300-2200 m, but occasionally as low as 200 m.

Type locality: Ascuintla (= Escuintla), Guatemala.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 2117 
EtymologyThe name percarinatus is derived from the Latin words per (very) and carinatus (keeled), and alludes to the keeled or rugose dorsal head scales. 
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  • Blackburn, Daniel G. 1999. Are Viviparity and Egg-guarding Evolutionarily Labile in Squamates? Herpetologica 55 (4): 556-573 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. H. A. 1856. Description des reptiles nouveaux ou imparfaitement connus de la collection du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle et remarques sur la classification et les charactères des reptiles. Archives du Muséum Hist. Nat. Paris, 8: 438—588. - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Leenders, T. 2004. Der Nationalpark “El Imposible” in El Salvador. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (48): 45-49 - get paper here
  • McCranie, J.R. & Wilson,L.D. 1998. Corytophanes percarinatus (Keeled Helmeted Basilisk). Honduras: Ocotepeque. Herpetological Review 29 (3): 174 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1952. Die Amphibien und Reptilien von El Salvador. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) (No. 487): 120 pp.
  • Salvin,O. 1860. On the reptiles of Guatemala. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1860: 451-461 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. 1949. Miscellaneous notes on Mexican lizards. J. Washington Acad. Sci. 39: 34-43.
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L. C. 1948. The amphibians and reptiles of Alta Verapaz Guatamala. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 69: 1-109 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L.C. 1963. A checklist of the herpetofauna of Guatemala. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (No. 122): 1-150 - get paper here
  • Townsend, J.H.; McCranie, J.R. & Wilson,L.D. 2004. Corytophanes percarinatus Duméril. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (791): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Vieira, G. H. C., Colli, G. R. & Báo, S. N. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of corytophanid lizards (Iguania, Squamata, Reptilia) based on partitioned and total evidence analyses of sperm morphology, gross morphology, and DNA data. Zoologica Scripta 34 (6): 605-625. - get paper here
  • Wilson, L.D. & McCranie, J.R. 2003. The conservation status of the herpetofauna of Honduras. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 3 (1): 6-33 - get paper here
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