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Diploglossus atitlanensis (SMITH, 1950)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Atitlán galliwasp
G: Atitlán-Gallwespenschleiche 
SynonymCelestus atitlanensis SMITH in SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 195
Diploglossus (Celestus) steindachneri — BOCOURT 1879: 383
Celestus atitlanensis — STUART 1963
Celestus atitlanensis — KÖHLER 2000: 41
Diploglossus atitlanensis — WERLER & CAMPBELL 2004
Celestus atitlanensis — KÖHLER et al. 2005
Celestus atitlanensis — SAVAGE et al. 2008 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, El Salvador (Ahuachapan), 700-1650 m

Type locality: Atitlán, Guatemala.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 5206 (by monotypy) 
CommentNot listed for Nicaragua and Mexico by KÖHLER (2000). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Bocourt, M. E. 1873. In: A. Duméril, M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard, (1870-1909), Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv; In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Ce Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, Livr. 2-15, pp. 33-860. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1987. Les types d'Anguid és (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 4e ser., 9, sect. A (Zool., BioI. & Ecol. anim.), (2), supplement, 3-20. - 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
  • Hidalgo H 1982. Rediscovery of the anguid lizard Diploglossus atitlanensis (Smith). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 85 (1): 34-38 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G.; Vesely, M. & Greenbaum, E. 2005. The amphibians and reptiles of El Salvador. Krieger Publishing, 238 pp. [review in Sauria 28 (3): 13)
  • 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. 1963. A checklist of the herpetofauna of Guatemala. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (No. 122): 1-150 - 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
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