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Pholidoscelis plei (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPholidoscelis plei plei (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839)
Pholidoscelis plei analiferus (COPE 1870) 
Common NamesAnguilla Bank Ameiva 
SynonymAmeiva Plei [sic] DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 114
Ameiva pleii — BOULENGER 1885: 354
Ameiva pleei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 198
Ameiva plei — POWELL et al. 1996: 83
Ameiva plei — HARVEY et al. 2012
Pholidoscelis plei — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016

Pholidoscelis plei analiferus (COPE 1870)
Ameiva analifera COPE 1870: 158
Ameiva plei analifera CENSKY & PAULSON 1992
Pholidoscelis plei analifera — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 (by implication)
Pholidoscelis plei analiferus — TUCKER et al. 2017 (by implication) 
DistributionLesser Antilles: Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy

Type locality: see comment.

analifera: Type-locality: St.-Martin and St.-Barthelemy.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 1784, MNHN 2648, MNHN 4163.
Syntypes: ANSP 9065, ANSP 9072-81 [analifera] 
CommentTerra typica: Martinique (in error).

The French name is given as “l’Ameiva de Plée” by DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839, hence the name may be emended to Ameiva pleei, in contrast to the original name which was spelled “Plei”.

Subspecies: Ameiva plei analifera COPE 1869 was listed as synonym of A. pleei in SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988. 
References
  • Barbour, Thomas 1930. Some faunistic changes in the Lesser Antilles. Proc. New England Zool. Club 11: 73-85
  • 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
  • Censky, E. J. and D. R. Paulson. 1992. Revision of the Ameiva (Reptilia: Teiidae) of the Anguilla Bank, West Indies. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 61:177-195.
  • Censky, Ellen J 1998. Ameiva plei. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 671: 1-3 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1870. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 11: 147-169 [1869] - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Goicoechea, N., Frost, D. R., De la Riva, I., Pellegrino, K. C. M., Sites, J., Rodrigues, M. T. and Padial, J. M. 2016. Molecular systematics of teioid lizards (Teioidea/Gymnophthalmoidea: Squamata) based on the analysis of 48 loci under tree-alignment and similarity-alignment. Cladistics, doi: 10.1111/cla.12150 - get paper here
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Hower, Lindsey M., and S. Blair Hedges 2003. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of West Indian Teiid lizards of the genus Ameiva. Carib. J. Sci. 39 (3):298-306. - get paper here
  • Powell, R., R. W. Henderson, K. Adler, And H. A. Dundee. 1996. An annotated checklist of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. In R. Powell and R. W. Henderson (eds.), Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A Tribute to Albert Schwartz, p.51-93. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca (New York). Contributions to Herpetology, volume 12.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1988. West Indian Amphibian and Reptiles: A Checklist. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 74: 264 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Tucker, Derek B.; | Stephen Blair Hedges | Guarino R. Colli | Robert Alexander Pyron | Jack W. Sites Jr 2017. Genomic timetree and historical biogeography of Caribbean island ameiva lizards (Pholidoscelis: Teiidae) Ecology and Evolution 7:7080–7090.
  • White, April M.; Robert Powell, Ellen J. Censky 2002. On the thermal biology of Ameiva (Teiidae) from the Anguilla Bank, West Indies: Does melanism matter?. Amphibia-Reptilia 23 (4): 517-523 - get paper here
 
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