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Celestus fowleri (SCHWARTZ, 1971)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bromeliad Galliwasp, Fowler's Galliwasp 
SynonymDiploglossus fowleri SCHWARTZ 1971:3
Celestus fowleri — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 373
Celestus fowleri — WILSON 2011 

Type locality: Windsor, elevation about 500 ft., Trelawny Parish, Jamaica.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 125601. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after Danny C. Fowler, who collected the holotype in 1970. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. 1971. A new species of bromeliad-inhabiting galliwasp (Sauria: Anguidae) from Jamaica. Breviora (371): 1-10 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Wilson, Byron S. 2011. Conservation of Jamaican amphibians and reptiles. In: Hailey et al., eds, Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 2: 273-310 - get paper here
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