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Celestus enneagrammus (COPE, 1861)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Huaxteca Lesser Galliwasp
S: Celesto Huasteco 
SynonymSiderolamprus enneagrammus COPE 1861: 368
Diploglossus steindachneri COPE 1864 (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950)
Diploglossus chalybaeus COPE 1867: 321 (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950)
Celestus chalybaeus — COPE 1885: 170
Diploglossus steindachneri — GÜNTHER 1885: 34
Diploglossus steindachneri — BOULENGER 1885: 293
Celestus enneagrammus — COPE 1887
Celestus enneagrammus — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 195
Diploglossus enneagrammus — WERMUTH 1969
Celestus enneagrammus — LINER 1994
Diploglossus enneagrammus — WERLER & CAMPBELL 2004
Celestus enneagrammus — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (coastal areas of Oaxaca, Veracruz, Puebla, Chiapas)

Type locality: Jalapa, Veracruz.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 2848
Holotype: USNM 6603 [chalybaeus]
Holotype: USNM 6342 [Diploglossus steindachneri] 
  • 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
  • Campbell J A; Camarillo R J L 1994. A new lizard of the genus Diploglossus (Anguidae: Diploglossinae) from Mexico, with a review of the Mexican and northern Central American species. Herpetologica 50 (2): 193-209 - get paper here
  • Canseco-Marquez,L.; Gutierrez-Mayen,G. & Salazar-Arenas,J. 2000. New records and range extensions for amphibians and reptiles from Puebla, México. Herpetological Review 31 (4): 259-263 - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. Descriptions of reptiles from tropical America and Asia. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1860: 368-374 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1867. Fifth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18 [1866]: 317-323 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Manuel, Feria-Ortiz and Serrano-Garcia Josè Rodrigo. 2016. Celestus enneagrammus (Huaxteca Lesser Galliwasp) Reproduction. Herpetological Review 47 (2): 295-296 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Ramírez González, Cynthia Grisell; Ángel Edgar Lara Brenis, Teresa de Jesús Mijangos Arrazola 2014. New Distributional Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from Northern Oaxaca, México. Check List 10 (3): 679-681 - get paper here
  • Savage, JM; Lips, KR; Ibáñez RD 2008. A new species of Celestus from west-central Panama, with consideration of the status of the genera of the Anguidae: Diploglossinae (Squamata). Revista de Biologia Tropical 56 (2): 845-859 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L. C. 1948. The amphibians and reptiles of Alta Verapaz Guatamala. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 69: 1-109 - get paper here
  • Werler, J.E. & Campbell, J.A. 2004. NEW LIZARD OF THE GENUS DIPLOGLOSSUS (ANGUIDAE: DIPLOGLOSSINAE) FROM THE TUXTLAN FAUNAL REGION, VERACRUZ, MEXICO. Southwestern Naturalist 49 (3):327–333 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884
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