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Leiocephalus onaneyi GARRIDO, 1973

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesGuantánamo Striped Curly-tailed Lizard, Sierra Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymLeiocephalus onaneyi GARRIDO 1973: 4
Leiocephalus onaneyi — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 439
Leiocephalus onaneyi — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 152
Leiocephalus onaneyi — POWELL et al. 2017 
DistributionCuba (Oriente/Guantanamo Province)

Type locality: The top of Loma de Mocambo, between San Antonio del Sur and Imias, Guantánamo Province, Cuba. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: IZAC (= IZ) 2869, adult female, collected by Onaney Muñiz on 8 June 1970 
CommentFor illustrations see Garrido, 1973.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Onaney Muñiz, a renowned Cuban botanist and collector of the type series. 
  • Garrido, O. H. 1973. Nueva especie de Leiocephalus (Lacertilia, Iguanidae) para Cuba. Poeyana 116:1-19.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Powell, R., J. Torres, and O. H. Garrido 2017. Leiocephalus onaneyi. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (911): 1-7 - 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
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes (ed.) 1999. The iguanid lizards of Cuba. University Press of Florida, 428 pp.
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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