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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLeiocephalus stictigaster stictigaster SCHWARTZ 1959
Leiocephalus stictigaster astictus SCHWARTZ 1959
Leiocephalus stictigaster celeustes SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1968
Leiocephalus stictigaster exotheotus SCHWARTZ 1959
Leiocephalus stictigaster gibarensis SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1968
Leiocephalus stictigaster lipomator SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1968
Leiocephalus stictigaster lucianus SCHWARTZ 1960
Leiocephalus stictigaster naranjoi SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1968
Leiocephalus stictigaster ophiplacodes SCHWARTZ 1964
Leiocephalus stictigaster parasphex SCHWARTZ 1964
Leiocephalus stictigaster septentrionalis GARRIDO 1975
Leiocephalus stictigaster sierrae SCHWARTZ 1959 
Common NamesCabo Corrientes Curlytail lizard 
SynonymLeiocephalus stictigaster SCHWARTZ 1959:121
Holotropis microlophus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837 (part)
Liocephalus [sic] vittatus BOULENGER 1885: 163 (part)
Leiocephalus cubensis BARBOUR 1916 (part)
Leiocephalus stictigaster — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 452
Leiocephalus stictigaster — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 143

Leiocephalus stictigaster septentrionalis GARRIDO 1975
Leiocephalus stictigaster septentrionalis — ESTRADA 1998 
DistributionCuba (island-wide but scattered), Isla de la Juventud

Leiocephalus stictigaster stictigaster: Peninsula de Guanahacabibes; intergrades with L. s. sierrae in east. Type locality: Beach on Cabo Corrientes, Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba.

astictus: Isla de la Juventud, south of Ciénaga de Lanier.

celeustes: vicinity of Bueycito, Jaraquito, Contramaestre, Jiguani; perhaps also at Santa Maria de Loreto.

exotheotus: Isla de la Juventud, north of Ciénaga de Lanier.

gibarensis: northern Holguin and Las Tunas provinces.

lipomator: central Villa Clara Province.

lucianus: northern Camagüey coast.

naranjoi: south-central coast, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus provinces.

ophiplacodes: serpentine savannas of Camagüey Province.

parasphex: Cayo Sabinal; probably also Cayo Romano.

septentrionalis: Archipiélago de Sabana-Camagüey.

sierrae: Pinar del Rio Province, in both lowlands and uplands of Sierra de bs Ôrganos and Sierra del Rosario.

INCERTAE SEDIS: Specimens from Sierra de la Gran Piedra, Santiago de Cuba Province, west of Bahia de Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos Province, and Girdn, Matanzas Province, are unassigned subspecifically. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 77864.
Holotype: AMNH 81095 [astictus]
Holotype: IZ 1182 [celeustes]
Holotype: AMNH 81066 [exotheotus]
Holotype: IZ 1236 [gibarensis]
Holotype: IZ 1230 [lipomator]
Holotype: AMNH 83583 [lucianus]
Holotype: IZ 200 [naranjoi]
Holotype: AMNH 92771 [ophiplacodes]
Holotype: AMNU 92153 [parasphex]
Holotype: IZ 3425 [septentrionalis]
Holotype: AMNH 77813 [sierrae] 
CommentFor illustrations see Schwartz, 1959; Schwartz, 1964; Schwartz and Garrido, 1968.

Subspecies: all recognized by Pregill 1992. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1837. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 4. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 570 pp. - get paper here
  • Estrada, A.R. 1998. Anfibios y Reptiles Encontrados Durante 1988 y 1989 en Cayo Paredón Grande, Archipiélago de Sabana-Camagüey, Cuba. Carib. J. Sci. 34 (1-2): 106-112
  • Garrido, O. H. 1975. Nuevos reptiles del archipielago cubano. Poeyana 141:1-58.
  • 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. 1959. Variation in lizards of the Leiocephalus cubensis complex in Cuba and the Isla de Pinos. Bull. Florida State Mus. 4: 97-143. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. 1964. New subspecies of Leiocephalus from Cuba. Quart. J. Florida Acad. Sci. 27(3):211-22.
  • Schwartz, A. and Garrido, O.H. 1968. Four new subspecies of Leiocephalus sactigaster from Cuba. Natl. Mus. Canada Nat. Hist. Pap. 37:1-23.
  • Schwartz, Albert 1960. A new subspecies of Leiocephalus stictigaster Schwartz from central Cuba. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 73: 103-106 - 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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