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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLeiocephalus barahonensis barahonensis SCHMIDT 1921
Leiocephalus barahonensis altavelensis NOBLE & HASSLER 1933
Leiocephalus barahonensis aureus COCHRAN 1934
Leiocephalus barahonensis beatanus NOBLE 1923
Leiocephalus barahonensis oxygaster SCHWARTZ 1967 
Common NamesOrange-bellied curlytail, Barahona Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymLeiocephalus barahonensis SCHMIDT 1921:15
Leiocephalus personatus barahonensis — MERTENS 1939
Leiocephalus barahonensis — SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus barahonensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 421
Leiocephalus barahonensis — PREGILL 1992: 38

Leiocephalus barahonensis altavelensis NOBLE & HASSLER 1933
Leiocephalus altavelensis NOBLE & HASSLER 1933: 14
Leiocephalus vinculum altavelensis — SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus vinculum altavelensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 150
Leiocephalus barahonensis altavelensis — PREGILL 1992

Leiocephalus barahonensis aureus COCHRAN 1934
Leiocephalus personatus aureus COCHRAN 1934: 175
Leiocephalus barahonensis aureus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 135

Leiocephalus barahonensis beatanus NOBLE 1923
Leiocephalus beatanus NOBLE 1923: 555
Leiocephalus personatus beatanus — COCHRAN 1934: 177
Leiocephalus barahonensis beatanus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 135
Leiocephalus personatus beatanus — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994: 51

Leiocephalus barahonensis oxygaster SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus barahonensis oxygaster SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus barahonensis oxygaster — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 135 
DistributionSC Hispaniola (SE Haiti, islands off east coast of Peninsula de Barahona)

barahonensis: Repûblica Dominicana, north slope of Sierra de Baoruco to northeast coast of Peninsula de Barahona. Elevation: sea level to 1000 ft. Type locality: Barahona, Barahona Province, República Dominicana.

altavelensis: Isla Alto Velo. Type locality: Isla Alto Velo, Republica Dominicana.

aureus: extreme southeastern Haiti, east to Dominico-Haitian border; intergrades with L. b. oxygaster SE Pedernales, República Dominicana. Elevation: sea level to 1900 ft.

beatanus: Isla Beata. Type locality: Isla Beata, Republica Dominicana.

oxygaster: Repéblica Dominicana, Peninsula de Barahona; presumed subspecies on Cayo Pisaje. Elevation: near sea level. Type locality: “Type locality: 13.1 mi. (21.1 km) SW Enriquillo, Pedernales Province, Republica Dominicana.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 2736.
Holotype: AMNH 51055 [altavelensis]
Holotype: AMNH 24330, Paratype: NMW 16621 [beatanus]
Holotype: USNM 75909 [aureus]
Holotype: MCZ 81098 [oxygaster] 
CommentFor illustrations see Noble, 1923 (as L. beatanus); Cochran, 1941 (as subspecies of L. personatus); Schwartz, 1967. 
  • Cochran, D. M. 1934. Herpetological collections made in Hispaniola by the Utowana Expedition. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 8: 163-188 - get paper here
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - get paper here
  • Micco, Shonette M.;Lahey, Garrett J.;Sosa, Roland A.;Powell, Robert;Censky, Ellen J.;Parmerlee, John S. Jr 1998. Natural History of Leiocephalus barahonensis(Tropiduridae) on the Peninsula de Barahona, Hispaniona: an examination of two populations. Herpetological Natural History 5 (2): 147-156 [1997]
  • Noble, G. K. and W. G. Hassler 1933. Two new species of frogs, five new species and a new race of lizards from the Dominican Republic. American Museum Novitates 652: 1-17. - get paper here
  • Noble, G.K. 1923. Trailing the rhinoceros iguana. Nat. Hist. 23 (6):541-558.
  • Pregill,G.K. 1992. Systematics of the West Indian Lizard Genus Leiocephalus (Squamata: Iguania: Tropiduridae). Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 84: 1-69 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1921. Notes on the herpetology of Santo Domingo. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 44: 7-20.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz,A. 1967. The Leiocephalus (Lacertilia: Iguanidae) of Hispaniola. II. The Leiocephalus personatus complex. Tulane Studies in Zoology 14: 1-53 - get paper here
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