Diploglossus delasagra (COCTEAU, 1838)
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|Higher Taxa||Diploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Cuban Pale-necked Galliwasp, Cuban Galliwasp|
G: De La Sagras Gallwespenschleiche
|Synonym||Seincus [sic] (Diploglossus) de Ia sagra COCTEAU 1838: 110|
Diploglossus Sagrae — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 602
Diploglossus sagrae — BOULENGER 1885: 293
Celestus delasagra delasagra — SCHWARTZ & OGREN 1956
Diploglossus delasagra — GREER 1967
Diploglossus delasagra — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 404
|Distribution||Cuba (Pinar del Rio Province to Sancti Spiritus Province; Isla de la Juventud)|
Type locality: Cuba.
|Types||Syntypes: MNHN-RA 2856 (1 specimen), MNHN-RA 2858 (two specimens respectively MNHN-RA 2858 and MNHN-RA 1999.8203 (formerly MNHN-RA 2858A)), MNHN 2859 (two specimens MNHN-RA 2859 and MNHN-RA 1999.8202 (formerly MNHN-RA 2859A)), RNH 3626.|
|Diagnosis||DESCRIPTION: Size small (SVL in males to 121 mm, in females to 115 mm); limbs relatively short; 77-102 ventrals between mental and vent; 29-34 midbody scales; angular postocular between supralabials 4/5 (strongly modally); dorsals finely striate, laterals and ventrals smooth. Dorsum brown, patternless or with dark spots, each accompanied by a white spot, especially anteriorly; a black to dark brown lateral band, broad anteriorly, posteriorly fragmenting into dark spots even onto tail; lateral band bordered above, posteriorly, by a dark line in some individuals; vertical rows of white spots in lateral band; venter yellowish cream (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 404).|
|Comment||For illustrations see Barbour and Ramsden, 1919; Barbour and Shreve, 1937; Brongersma, 1946.|
Hybridization: Diploglossus nigropunctatus intergrades with D. delasagra in at least northern Camagüey Province.
|Etymology||Named after Ramón de la Sagra (1801-1871), a Spanish economist and botanist who lived and worked in Cuba and died in switzerland.|
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