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Cyclura rileyi STEJNEGER, 1903

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Higher TaxaIguanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (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 rileyi — LEMM & ALBERTS 2012

Cyclura rileyi cristata SCHMIDT 1920
Cyclura cristata SCHMIDT 1920
Cyclura rileyi cristata - SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1975
Cyclura rileyi cristata — LEMM & ALBERTS 2012

Cyclura rileyi nuchalis BARBOUR & NOBLE 1916
Cyclura nuchalis BARBOUR & NOBLE 1916
Cyclura rileyi nuchalis - SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1975
Cyclura rileyi nuchalis — LEMM & ALBERTS 2012 
DistributionCentral Bahama Islands, including San Salvador, the Exuma Cays, islands of the Crooked-Acklins group.

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

cristata: southern Exuma Cays.

nuchalis: cays in Bight of Acklins.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 3 1969, MCZ R-36749
Holotype: ANSP 11985 [nuchalis]
Holotype: AMNH 7238 [cristata] 
CommentFor illustrations see Barbour and Noble, 1916 (as C. nuchalis); Schwartz and Carey, 1977. 
References
  • 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
  • GASKINS, LINDSAY C. & BRIAN R. SILLIMAN 2015. Crab predation by the San Salvador rock iguana (Cyclura rileyi) Herpetological Bulletin (132) - get paper here
  • Hayes, William K.; Ricardo A. Escobar, Shawn K. Fry, Edgar M. Fortune, Joseph A. Wasilewski, Donald M. <br />Tuttle, Kathryn S. West, John B. Iverson, Sandra D. Buckner, and Ronald L. Carter 2016. Conservation of the Endangered Sandy Cay Rock Iguanas (Cyclura rileyi cristata): Invasive Species<br />Control, Population Response, Pirates, Poaching, and Translocation. Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (Monograph 6) - get paper here
  • Hayes, William K.; Samuel Cyril Jr., Tom Crutchfield, Joseph A. Wasilewski, Thomas A. Rothfus, and<br />Ronald L. Carter 2016. Conservation of the Endangered San Salvador Rock Iguanas (Cyclura rileyi rileyi): Population Estimation, Invasive Species Control, Translocation, and Headstarting. Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (Monograph 6) - get paper here
  • Iverson, John B.; Geoffrey R. Smith, Stesha A. Pasachnik, Kirsten N. Hines, and Lynne Pieper 2016. Growth, Coloration, and Demography of an Introduced Population of the Acklins Rock Iguana (Cyclura rileyi nuchalis) in the Exuma Islands, the Bahamas. Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (Monograph 6) - get paper here
  • Lemm, J.M. & Alberts, A.C. 2012. Cyclura. Elsevier / Academic Press, 221 pp.
  • 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. - get paper here
  • 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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