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Leiocephalus pratensis (COCHRAN, 1928)

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLeiocephalus pratensis pratensis (COCHRAN 1928)
Leiocephalus pratensis chimarus SCHWARTZ 1979 
Common NamesAtalaye Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymHispaniolus pratensis COCHRAN 1928: 50
Leiocephalus pratensis ETHERIDGE 1966
Leiocephalus pratensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 442
Leiocephalus pratensis— PREGILL 1992: 49 
DistributionHispaniola (N Haiti), Ile a Cabrit

pratensis: northern Haiti. Type locality: "Atalaye Plantation, near St. Michel, Département du Nord, Haiti"; emended by Schwartz, 1968, to Atalaye Plantation, near St.-Michel de l'Atalaye, Département de l'Artibonite, Haiti.

chimarus: Île à Cabrit.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 69189.
Holotype: USNM 197335 [chimarus] 
CommentFor illustrations see Cochran, 1941; Schwartz, 1979. 
  • Cochran, D. M. 1928. A new genus and species of lizard, Hispaniolus pratensis, from the Haitian Republic. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 41: 49-51. - get paper here
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - 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. 1968. The Leiocephalus (Lacertilia, Iguanidae) of Hispaniola. III. Leiocephalus schreibersi, L. semilineatus, and L. pratensis. Journal of Herpetology 24 (1—4): 39—63 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. 1979. The herpetofauna of Île à Cabrit, Haiti, with the description of two new subspecies. Herpetologica 35 (3): 248-255. - 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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