Leiocephalus onaneyi GARRIDO, 1973
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Leiocephalus onaneyi?
|Higher Taxa||Leiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Guantánamo Striped Curly-tailed Lizard, Sierra Curlytail Lizard|
|Synonym||Leiocephalus onaneyi GARRIDO 1973: 4|
Leiocephalus onaneyi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 439
Leiocephalus onaneyi — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 152
Leiocephalus onaneyi — POWELL et al. 2017
|Distribution||Cuba (Oriente/Guantanamo Province)|
Type locality: The top of Loma de Mocambo, between San Antonio del Sur and Imias, Guantánamo Province, Cuba.
|Types||Holotype: IZAC (= IZ) 2869, adult female, collected by Onaney Muñiz on 8 June 1970|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS. Leiocephalus onaneyi can be distinguished from all Cuban congeners by the strongly lineate dorsum, an unmarked white or gray throat, and an immaculate white venter (Garrido 1973; Schwartz and Henderson 1985). The dorsum of Leiocephalus carinatus is rather uniform or bears vague crossbars or large, black lateral blotches. Leiocephalus cubensis has a weakly lineate dorsum but a throat with a variable pattern of lines, dashes, dots, or mottling. In Leiocephalus stictigaster, the venter in males usually bears dark dots, the throat is more or less lineate, and dorsal and lateral fields are spotted with black. Leiocephalus macropus has supraaxillary blotches and a transverse bar across the shoulders above the forelimb insertions. In Leiocephalus raviceps, the dorsum is pale with grayish herringbone markings or fine dots.|
|Comment||For illustrations see Garrido, 1973.|
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Onaney Muñiz, a renowned Cuban botanist and collector of the type series.|