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Celestus sepsoides (GRAY, 1852)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Hispaniolan Four-toed Galliwasp, Common four-toed Galliwasp 
SynonymSauresia sepsoides GRAY 1852: 282
Embryopus Habichii WEINLAND 1863: 135
Sauresia sepoides [sic] — BOULENGER 1885: 295
Sauresia sepsoides — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 463
Celestus sepsoides — HEDGES et al. 1992
Sauresia sepsoides — GOOD et al. 1993 
DistributionHispaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic)

Type locality: San Domingo.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.29.29. 
CommentFor illustrations see Boulenger, 1885; Cochran,1941. 
  • 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
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - get paper here
  • Good, David A.; Bauer, Aaron M.;Günther, Rainer 1993. An Annotated Type Catalogue of the Anguimorph Lizards (Squamata: Anguidae, Helodermatidae, Varanidae, Xenosauridae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 69 (1): 45-56 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1852. Description of Sauresia, a new genus of Scincidae from St. Domingo. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2) 10: 281-282 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Weinland, D. F 1863. Beschreibung und Abbildung von drei neuen Sauriern. (Embryopus Habichii und Amphisbaena innocens von Haiti, und Brachymeles Leuckarti von Neuholland.). Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 4: 131-143 [1862] - get paper here
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