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Diploglossus nigropunctatus BARBOUR & SHREVE, 1937

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cuban Spotted Galliwasp 
SynonymDiploglossus delasagra nigropunctatus BARBOUR & SHREVE 1937: 378
Diploglossus nigropunctatus — THOMAS & HEDGES 1998
Diploglossus nigropunctuatus — SCHOOLS & HEDGES 2021 
DistributionE Cuba (Oriente)

Type locality: mountains north of Imias, about 3000 ft elevation, Oriente, Cuba  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 42504, adult female; paratypes: MCZ 
CommentRaised to full species status by THOMAS & HEDGES 1998.

Hybridization: Diploglossus nigropunctatus intergrades with D. delasagra in at least northern Camagüey Province. 
  • Barbour,T. and B. Shreve 1937. Novitates Cubanae. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 80: 377-387 - get paper here
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • SCHOOLS, MOLLY & S. BLAIR HEDGES 2021. Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the Neotropical forest lizards (Squamata, Diploglossidae). Zootaxa 4974 (2): 201–257 - get paper here
  • Thomas, R., and S. B. Hedges 1998. New anguid lizard (Diploglossus) from Cuba. Copeia 1998 (1): 97-103 - get paper here
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