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Celestus agasepsoides (THOMAS, 1971)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SynonymDiploglossus agasepsoides THOMAS 1971:2.
Sauresia agasepsoides — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 462
Sauresia agasepsoides — WIENS & SLINGLUFF 2001 
DistributionHispaniola (SW Dominican Republic)

Type locality: Barreras, Azua Province, República Dominicana.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 166964. 
CommentIllustrations see Thomas, 1971.

Limb morphology: 4 digits on each limb. 
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Thomas, R. 1971. A new species of Diploglossus (Sauria: Anguidae) from Hispaniola. Occas. Pap. Mus.. Zool. Louisiana State Univ. 40: 1-9. - get paper here
  • White L R; Powell R 1996. Celestus agasepsoides. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 627: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Wiens, J. J., and J. L. Slingluff 2001. How lizards turn into snakes: a phylogenetic analysis of body-form evolution in anguid lizards. Evolution 55: 2303–2318 - get paper here
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