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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLeiocephalus lunatus lunatus COCHRAN 1934
Leiocephalus lunatus arenicolor MERTENS 1939
Leiocephalus lunatus lewisi SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus lunatus louisae COCHRAN 1934
Leiocephalus lunatus melaenoscelis SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus lunatus thomasi SCHWARTZ 1967 
Common NamesE: Hispaniolan Maskless Curlytail, Santo Domingo Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymLeiocephalus personatus lunatus COCHRAN 1934:153
Leiocephalus personatus lunatus — MERTENS 1938
Leiocephalus lunatus — SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus lunatus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 434
Leiocephalus lunatus— PREGILL 1992: 46

Leiocephalus lunatus arenicolor MERTENS 1939
Leiocephalus personatus arenicolor MERTENS 1939: 48
Leiocephalus lunatus arenicolor — SCHWARTZ 1967: 27
Leiocephalus lunatus arenicolor — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Leiocephalus lunatus arenicolor — HEDGES et al. 2019

Leiocephalus lunatus louisae COCHRAN 1934
Leiocephalus personatus louisae COCHRAN 1934: 177
Leiocephalus lunatus louisae — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Leiocephalus lunatus louisae — HEDGES et al. 2019

Leiocephalus lunatus lewisi SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus lunatus lewisi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Leiocephalus lunatus lewisi — HEDGES et al. 2019

Leiocephalus lunatus melaenoscelis SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus lunatus melaenascelis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Leiocephalus lunatus melaenascelis — HEDGES et al. 2019

Leiocephalus lunatus thomasi SCHWARTZ 1967
Leiocephalus lunatus thomasi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Leiocephalus lunatus thomasi — HEDGES et al. 2019 
DistributionHispaniola (S/E Dominican Republic), Isla Saona, Isla Catalina

lunatus: south coast, between Rio Haina and Rio Ozama; Type locality: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, República Dominicana.

arenicolor: south coast, between San Pedro de Macoris and Boca de Chav6n.

lewisi: south coast between Rio Ozama and Boca Chica.

louisae: Isla Saona.

melaenascelis: Isla Catalina.

thomasi: extreme southeast coast.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 166.
Holotype: SMF 25715 [arenicolor]
Holotype: CM 45867 [lewisi]
Holotype: MCZ 37551 [louisae]
Holotype: MCZ 81096 [melaenascelis]
Holotype: MCZ 81097 [thomasi]
Holotype: MCZ 81096, an adult male, one of a series collected by D.C. Leber, R.F. Klinikowski, A. Schwartz, and R. Thomas on 20 August 1963 [melaenoscelis] 
Diagnosis 
CommentFor illustrations see Mertens, 1939 (as L. p. lunatus); Cochran, 1941 (as subspecies of L. personatus); Schwartz, 1967. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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. 1934. A new lizard, Leiocephalus personatus lunatus, from the Dominican Republic. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 8: 153-156. - get paper here
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - get paper here
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • Mertens, R. 1938. Amphibien und Reptilien aus Santo Domingo, gesammelt von Prof. Dr. H. Böker. Senckenbergiana 20 (5): 332-342
  • Mertens, R. 1939. Herpetologische Ergebnisse einer Reise nach der Insel Hispaniola, Westindien. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 449: 1-84.
  • Powell, R. and M. E. Gifford. 2010. Leiocephalus lunatus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (872): 1-5 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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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