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Gymnophthalmus pleei BOCOURT, 1881

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Higher TaxaGymnophthalmidae (Gymnophthalminae), Gymnophthalmini, Sauria, Gymnophthalmoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesGymnophthalmus pleei pleei BOCOURT 1881
Gymnophthalmus pleei luetkeni BOCOURT 1881
Gymnophthalmus pleei nesydrion THOMAS 1965 
Common Names 
SynonymGymnophthalmus Pleii BOCOURT 1881 : 473
Gymnophthalmus pleei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 410
Gymnophthalmus pleii — LORVELEC et al. 2007
Gymnophthalmus pleei — EZAZ et al. 2009
Gymnophthalmus pleii – TURK et al. 2010

Gymnophthalmus pleei luetkeni BOCOURT 1881
Gymnophthalmus Lütkenii BOCOURT 1881: 474 
DistributionLesser Antilles: Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Maria I

pleei: Martinique. Type locality: Martinique.

luetkeni: St. Lucia.

nesydrion: southemmost of 2 Maria Islands, Vieux Fort Quarter, St. Lucia.

INCERTAE SEDIS: The Guadeloupe and Dominica populations have not been assigned to subspecies.  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1409, MNHN-RA 1994.1148 (formerly MNHN-RA 1409A), MNHN-RA 3094
Holotype: MNHN-RA 5614 [luetkeni]
Holotype: MCZ 77151 [nesydrion] 
Commentbisexual species. 
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  • Ezaz, T. et al. 2009. Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 249-260 - get paper here
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  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • RECODER, RENATO SOUSA; FRANCISCO DAL VECHIO, SERGIO MARQUES-SOUZA, MAURO JR. TEIXEIRA, MAIUME SILVA-DA-SILVA, ALFREDO P. SANTOS-JR., SÍRIA RIBEIRO, CESAR BARRIO-AMORÓS, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES 2018. Geographic variation and taxonomy of red-tailed Gymnophthalmus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Amazonian Savannas. Zootaxa 4497 (1): 061–081 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Thomas, R. 1965. The smaller teiid lizards (Gymnophthalmus and Bachia) of the southeastem Caribbean. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington78:141-54. - get paper here
  • Turk, P. A., N. N. Wyszynski, R. Powell & R. W. Henderson 2010. Population densities and water-loss rates of Gymnophthalmus pleii, Gymnophthalmus underwoodi (Gymnophthalmidae), and Sphaerodactylus fantasticus fuga (Sphaerodactylidae) on Dominica, West Indies. Salamandra 46 (3): 125-130 - get paper here
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