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Cyclura rileyi STEJNEGER, 1903

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Higher TaxaIguanidae, Iguania, Sauria (lizards) 
SubspeciesCyclura rileyi cristata SCHMIDT 1920
Cyclura rileyi rileyi STEJNEGER 1903
Cyclura rileyi nuchalis BARBOUR & NOBLE 1916 
Common NamesWhite Cay Ground Iguana
rileyi: San Salvador Iguana
cristata: White cay iguana
nuchalis: Acklins Iguana 
SynonymCyclura rileyi STEJNEGER 1903: 130
Cyclura rileyi - SCHWARTZ & CAREY 1977
Cyclura rileyi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 401

Cyclura rileyi rileyi STEJNEGER 1903
Cyclura rileyi rileyi - SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1975

Cyclura rileyi cristata SCHMIDT 1920
Cyclura cristata SCHMIDT 1920
Cyclura rileyi cristata - SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1975

Cyclura rileyi nuchalis BARBOUR & NOBLE 1916
Cyclura nuchalis BARBOUR & NOBLE 1916
Cyclura rileyi nuchalis - SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1975 
DistributionCentral Bahama Islands, including San Salvador, the Exuma Cays,
islands of the Crooked-Acklins group.

Cyclura rileyi rileyi: San Salvador I. and satellites. Type locality: San Salvador Island, Bahama Islands.

Cyclura rileyi cristata (HOLOTYPE AMNH 7238): southern Exuma Cays.

Cyclura rileyi nuchalis (HOLOTYPE ANSP 11985): cays in Bight of Acklins.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 3 1969, MCZ R-36749
Holotype: ANSP 11985 [nuchalis] 
CommentFor illustrations see Barbour and Noble, 1916 (as C. nuchalis); Schwartz and Carey, 1977. 
  • Alberts, A.C.; Carter, R.L.; Hayes, W.K. & Martins, E.P. (eds.) 2004. Iguanas - Biology and Conservation. University of California Press, 356 pp.
  • Barbour, T. and Noble, G.K. 1916. A revision of the lizards of the genus Cyclura. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 60 (4): 139-64. - get paper here
  • Malone,C.L.; Wheeler,T.; Taylor,J.F. & Davis,S.K. 2000. Phylogeography of the Caribbean Rock Iguana (Cyclura): implications for conservation and insights on the biogeographic history of the West Indies. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 17 (2): 269 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. and Carey, M. 1977. Systematics and evolution in the West Indian iguanid genus Cyclura. Stud. Fauna Curaçao and Carib. Is. 53(173):15-97.
  • Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Stejneger, L. 1903. A new species of large iguana from the Bahama Islands. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 16:129-132. - get paper here
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