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Leiocephalus sixtoi KÖHLER, BOBADILLA & HEDGES, 2016

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLeiocephalus sixtoi KÖHLER, BOBADILLA & HEDGES 2016 
DistributionDonimican Republic (Peravia)

Type locality: Dunas de Baní, near the village of Las Salinas, 18.21285°, -70.53131°, elevation 5 m asl, Provincia de Peravia, Dominican Republic.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype. SMF 99143, an adult male, collected 22 March 2014 by Marcos Rodriguez Bobadilla. Field tag number GK-5061.
Paratypes. SMF 99144–51, same collecting data as the holotype; MNHNSD 23.2193–202, same locality as the holotype but collected 6 July 2012 by Marcos Rodríguez, Luis M. Díaz, and Nils Navarro. MNHNSD 23.202, SMF 99145, 99147, 99150–51 are adult males, the remaining specimens are adult females. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology“The name sixtoi is a patronym honoring our friend and colleague Sixto Incháustegui, who has contributed substantially to our knowledge of Hispaniolan amphibians and reptiles. Sixto is professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he teaches herpetology and history of biology. For more than 35 years, he has been involved as a major player in biological research and nature conservation on a national and international level.” (Köhler et al. 2016: 526). 
References
  • KÖHLER, GUNTHER; MARCOS J. RODRÍGUEZ BOBADILLA, S. BLAIR HEDGES 2016. A new dune-dwelling lizard of the genus Leiocephalus (Iguania, Leiocephalidae) from the Dominican Republic. Zootaxa 4121 (5): 517–532 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2017. Neue Arten: Liste der im Jahr 2016 neu beschriebenen Reptilien Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (3): 54-70 - get paper here
  • 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
 
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