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Diploglossus scansorius MCCRANIE & WILSON, 1996

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCelestus scansorius MCCRANIE & WILSON 1996
Celestus scansorius — KÖHLER 2000: 41
Celestus scansorius — KÖHLER 2008
Diploglossus scansorius — MCCRANIE 2015
Diploglossus scansorius — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionNW Honduras (elevation 1550-1590 m)

Type locality: 2.5 airline km NNE La Fortuna, 15° 25’ N, 87° 19’ W, 1550 m elevation, Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Yoro, Honduras.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 335049 
CommentSynonymy: The placement of this species in Diploglossus is based on phylogenetic data by Pyron et al. 2013. 
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  • McCranie J R; Wilson L D 1996. A new arboreal lizard of the genus Celestus (Squamata: Anguidae) from northern Honduras. Revista de Biologia Tropical 44 (1): 259-264 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
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