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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 
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.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 1409, 1409A, MNHN 3094.
Holotype: MNHN 5614 [luetkeni]
Holotype: MCZ 77151 [nesydrion] 
Commentbisexual species. 
References
  • Bocourt, M. E. 1881. In A. Dumeril, M.-F. Bocourt, and E. Mocquard, 1870-1909. Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv, 1-1012. In Recherches Zoologiques pour sevir a l'Histoire de la Faune de l'Ame'rique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Ameriq Imprimerie Imper., Paris. - get paper here
  • Cole C J. DESSAUER H C. TOWNSEND C R. ARNOLD M G. 1990. Unisexual lizards of the genus Gymnophthalmus (Reptilia Teiidae) in the neotropics: genetics origin and systematics. American Museum Novitates (2994): 1-29. - get paper here
  • Ezaz, T. et al. 2009. Sex Chromosome Evolution in Lizards: Independent Origins and Rapid Transitions. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 249-260 - get paper here
  • Kizirian, D. A. & Cole, C.J. 1999. Origin of the Unisexual Lizard Gymnophthalmus underwoodi (Gymnophthalmidae) Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA Nucleotide Sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 11 (3): 394–400 - get paper here
  • Malhotra, A. & Thorpe, R.S. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. MacMillan, London & Oxford
  • 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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