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Diploglossus bivittatus (BOULENGER, 1895)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Two-banded galliwasp
G: Zweigebänderte Gallwespenschleiche 
SynonymDiploglossus bivittatus BOULENGER 1895: 732
Diploglossus steindachneri — BOCOURT 1879
Celestus bivittatus — VILLA et al. 1988
Celestus bivittatus — KÖHLER 2000: 41
Celestus bivittatus — WILSON & MCCRANIE 2002
Diploglossus bivittatus — MCCRANIE 2015
Diploglossus bivittatus — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionGuatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua (elevation 990-1980 m)

Type locality: Hacienda Rosa de Jericho [= Santa Rosa de Jericó], 3250 ft, elevation, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.29.37 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: Not listed for El Salvador by KÖHLER (2000).

Synonymy: The placement of this species in Diploglossus is based on phylogenetic data by Pyron et al. 2013. Apparently not listed by PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS (1970). 
EtymologyNamed after “bi-” = two or dual and Latin “vitta, -ae” = band or stripe. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1895. Second report on additions to the lizard collection in the Natural History Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1894: 722-736 [published in April 1895 fide A. Bauer] - get paper here
  • Campbell J A; Camarillo R J L 1994. A new lizard of the genus Diploglossus (Anguidae: Diploglossinae) from Mexico, with a review of the Mexican and northern Central American species. Herpetologica 50 (2): 193-209 - get paper here
  • Juárez-Peña, Carlos, Ángel Sosa Bartuano and Silvia Sigüenza-Mejia. 2016. New herpetofaunal records for Parque Nacional Montecristo, El Salvador. El Salvador, Santa Ana. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 1107–1113 - 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.
  • 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
  • Savage, JM; Lips, KR; Ibáñez RD 2008. A new species of Celestus from west-central Panama, with consideration of the status of the genera of the Anguidae: Diploglossinae (Squamata). Revista de Biologia Tropical 56 (2): 845-859 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - get paper here
  • Villa J; Wilson L D 1988. Celestus bivittatus (Boulenger). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (423): 1-2 - 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
  • Wilson, Larry David and James R. McCranie 2002. Update on the list of reptiles know from Honduras. Herpetological Review 33 (2):90-94 - get paper here
 
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