You are here » home advanced search Celestus orobius

Celestus orobius SAVAGE & LIPS, 1993

IUCN Red List - Celestus orobius - Data Deficient, DD

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Celestus orobius?

Add your own observation of
Celestus orobius »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCelestus orobius SAVAGE & LIPS 1993: 823
Celestus orobius — KÖHLER 2000: 41
Celestus orobius — KÖHLER 2008 
DistributionCosta Rica (Cordillera de Talamanca), elevation 1500-2000 m

Type locality: are near Hortensia, Palma and Fortuna on the Carretera Interamericana, 1500-2000 m elevation, Canton Pérez-Zeledón, Cordillera de Talamanca, San José, Costa Rica.  
TypesHolotype: LACM 138540 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek word for “mountain dweller” 
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Lotzkat, Sebastian, Andreas Hertz and Gunther Köhler 2016. A new species of Celestus (Squamata: Anguidae) from western Panama. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 962–975 - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Savage, J.M. & K.R. Lips 1993. A review of the status and biogeography of the lizard genera Celestus and Diploglossus (Squamata: Anguidae), with description of two new species from Costa Rica. Revista de Biologia Tropical 41 (3b): 817-842 - 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
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator