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Pholidoscelis umbratilis SCHWARTZ & KLINIKOWSKI, 1966

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Shady Ameiva 
SynonymAmeiva chrysolaema umbratilis SCHWARTZ & KLINIKOWSKI 1966
Ameiva chrysolaema umbratilis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 62
Ameiva chrysolaema umbratilis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991
Ameiva umbratilis — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 
DistributionRepública Dominicana, Valle de Neiba, elevation up to 1700 ft (~ 550 m)

Type locality: Barahona, Barahona Province, Republica Dominicana  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 77231, subadult female 
CommentIllustrations: Schwartz and Klinikowski, 1966. 
EtymologyFrom the Latin for "remaining in the shade." 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Schwartz,A. & Klinikowski,R.F. 1966. The Ameiva (Lacertilia: Teiidae) of Hispaniola. II. Geographic variation in Ameiva chrysolaema Cope. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 133: 425-487 - get paper here
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