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Diploglossus monotropis (KUHL, 1820)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymScincus monotropis KUHL 1820: 128
Diploglossus monotropis — WIEGMANN 1834: 36
Camelia (Tiliqua) jamaicensis GRAY 1839: 293
Diploglossus monotropis — GÜNTHER 1885: 34
Diploglossus monotropis — BOULENGER 1885: 285
Diploglossus monotropis — TAYLOR 1956: 195
Diploglossus monotropis — PETERS et al. 1970: 109
Diploglossus monotropis — KAHL et al. 1980: 191
Diploglossus monotropis — KÖHLER 2000: 36
Diploglossus monotropis — VALENCIA-ZULETA et al. 2014 
DistributionNicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia (Valle del Cauca, Chocó), Ecuador

Type locality: unknown (fide KUHL as cited in PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH, but now unknown (see GOOD et al. 1993 for some discussion) 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Acosta-Chaves, Víctor and Jose Andrés Salazar Zuñinga. 2013. Diploglossus monotropis (Costa Rican rainbow striped galliwasp) predation. Herpetological Review 44 (3): 508
  • 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
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Coleman, Ronald M. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Diploglossus monotropis. Herpetological Review 28 (4): 210 - get paper here
  • Good, David A.; Bauer, Aaron M.;Günther, Rainer 1993. An Annotated Type Catalogue of the Anguimorph Lizards (Squamata: Anguidae, Helodermatidae, Varanidae, Xenosauridae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 69 (1): 45-56
  • Gray,J.E. 1839. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 2: 331-337 (287-293) [1838] - get paper here
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Kahl B 1981. Die Prachtschleiche Diploglossus monotropis. AQUARIEN MAGAZIN 15 (6): 385.
  • Kahl B, Gaupp P & Schmidt G 1980. Das Terrarium. Falken Verlag, Niederhausen (Germany), 336 pp.
  • 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.
  • Kuhl,H. 1820. Beiträge zur Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie. Hermannsche Buchhandlung, Frankfurt, 152 pp. - get paper here
  • Myers, C.W. 1973. Anguid lizards of the genus Diploglossus in Panamá, with the description of a new species. American Museum Novitates (2523): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Ríos, E.E.; C.F. Hurtado P., J.T. Rengifo M., and F. Castro Herrera. 2011. LAGARTOS EN COMUNIDADES NATURALES DE DOS LOCALIDADES EN LA REGIÓN DEL CHOCÓ DE COLOMBIA. Herpetotropicos 5 (2): 85-92 - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Schmidt, A.A. 2011. Die “Mutter aller Schlangen” Diploglossus monotropis - eine prachtvolle skinkähnliche Schleiche aus Mittelamerika. Elaphe 19 (4): 36-40
  • Spangler, M. 2015. Chapter 12 - Amphibians and Reptiles at the Ometepe and La Suerte Field Sites: Toward an Overview of the Evolution, Diversity, and Natural History of Central America’s Herpetofauna. In: F. Huettmann (ed.), Central American Biodiversity. Springer, pp. 273-313 - 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
  • Tittel, Thorsten 2013. Auf den Spuren der Reptilien und Amphibien in Costa Ricas Kakaoplantagen. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (5): 48-51 - get paper here
  • Valencia-Zuleta A, Jaramillo-Martínez AF, Echeverry-Bocanegra A, Viáfara-Vega R, Hernández-Córdoba O, Cardona-Botero VE, Gutiérrez-Zúñiga J, Castro-Herrera F. 2014. Conservation status of the herpetofauna, protected areas, and current problems in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2): 1–18 (e87) - get paper here
  • Wendt, Alexander S. and Ryan L. Lynch. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Diploglossus monotropis (Galliwasp). Herpetological Review 47 (2): 257
  • Wiegmann,A.F.A. 1834. Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum novae hispaniae , quae itineribus comitis de Sack, Ferdinandi Deppe et Chr. Guil. Schiede im Museum Zoologicum Berolinense Pervenerunt. Pars prima, saurorum species. Berlin, Lüderitz, iv + 54 pp. - get paper here
 
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