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Leiocephalus raviceps COPE, 1863

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLeiocephalus raviceps raviceps COPE 1863
Leiocephalus raviceps delavarai GARRIDO 1973
Leiocephalus raviceps jaumei SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1968
Leiocephalus raviceps kilinikowski SCHWARTZ 1960
Leiocephalus raviceps uzzelli SCHWARTZ 1960 
Common NamesMountain Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymLiocephalus raviceps COPE 1863: 183
Leiocephalus raviceps — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 446
Leiocephalus raviceps — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 130 
DistributionE Cuba with disjunct populations in Matanzas and Pinar Delaware Rio Provinces.

raviceps: Cuba (southeastern coast from Bahia de Guantánamo to north of Cajobabo and north to Jamaica). Type locality: Eastern Cuba; restricted by Gundlach, 1880, to mountains near Guantánamo, Guantánamo Province, Cuba.

delavarai: central Holguin Province. Type locality: “arenal Los Cocos, a seis km de Gibara”

jaumei: SW Pinar del Rio Province.

klinikowskii: N Matanzas Province.

uzzelli: SE coast from Bahia de Guantánamo to La Socapa.

INCERTAE SEDIS: Specimens from Baracoa and Cayo Lanzanillo northeast of Isabela de Sagua have not been assigned to subspecies. Map legend:
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NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ANSP 8601-03, MCZ 10928, USNM4162.
Holotype: IZ 2774 [delavarai]
Holotype: IZ 349 [jaumei]
Holotype: AMNH 83326 [klinikowskii]
Holotype: AMNH 79321 [uzzelli] 
CommentFor illustrations see Barbour and Ramsden, 1919; Schwartz, 1960. 
References
  • Barbour, T. and C. T. Ramsden. 1919. The herpetology of Cuba. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard Coll. 47: 69-213. - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas 1919. Herpetological notes. Proc. New England zool. Club 7: 7-13 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1863. Contributions to Neotropical saurology. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 14 [1862]: 176-188. - get paper here
  • Garrido, O.H. 1973. Nuevas subespecies de reptiles para Cuba. Torreia, n.s. 30:1-31.
  • Gundlach, J. 1880. Contribución a la erpetologia cubana. G. Montiel, La Habana: 98pp.
  • 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
  • Schwartz, A. 1960. Variation in the Cuban lizard Leiocephalus raviceps Cope. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 73:67-82. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. and Garrido, O.H. 1968. An undescribed subspecies of Leiocephalus raviceps Cope (Sauria: Iguanidae) from western Cuba. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 81:23-30. - 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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