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Diploglossus montanus (SCHMIDT, 1933)

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mountain Lesser Galliwasp
G: Berg-Gallwespenschleiche 
SynonymDiploglossus montanus SCHMIDT 1933
Celestus montanus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 90
Celestus montanus — KÖHLER 2000: 41
Diploglossus montanus — MCCRANIE 2015
Diploglossus montanus — MCCRANIE 2018
Celestus montanus — GARCIA-PADILLA et al. 2020 
DistributionW Honduras (915-1370 m elevation)

Type locality: Sierra de Merendon, west of San Pedro, Honduras, elevation 4500 ft.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 5066 
CommentSynonymy: The placement of this species in Diploglossus is based on phylogenetic data by Pyron et al. 2013. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains. 
  • García-Padilla E, DeSantis DL, Rocha A, Mata-Silva V, Johnson JD, Wilson LD. 2020. Conserving the Mesoamerican herpetofauna: the most critical case of the priority level one endemic species. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14(2) [General Section]: 73–132 (e240) - get paper here
  • 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.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - 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
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1933. New reptiles and amphibians from Honduras. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Zool. Ser. 20: 15-22. - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Townsend, Josiah H., Sara M. Hughes, Justin J. Hines, David J. Carter and Germán Sandoval 2005. Notes on a juvenile Celestus montanus Schmidt, 1933, a rare lizard from Parque Nacional El Cusuco, Honduras. Herpetozoa 18 (1-2):67-68. - get paper here
  • Wilson, L. D., PORRAS, L., & McCRANIE, J. R. 1986. Distributional and taxonomic comments on some members of the Honduran herpetofauna. Milwaukee Pubí. Mus. Contr. Biol. & Geol. No. 66, 8 pp.
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