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Diploglossus montisilvestris MYERS, 1973

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Higher TaxaDiploglossidae, Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mountain Forest galliwasp
G: Bergwald-Gallwespenschleiche 
SynonymDiploglossus montisilvestris MYERS 1973
Diploglossus montisilvestris — VILLA & OCCHIPINTI 1988
Diploglossus montisilvestris — KÖHLER 2000: 41 
DistributionE Panama

Type locality: Panama, Darien, southeastern slope of Cerro Pirre, elevation 1440 m.  
TypesHolotype: KU 1113660 (field no. CWM 4995),an adult female caught by Charles W. Myers and Tomas Quintero on May 25, 1965. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet means "of mountain forest," and is derived from the Latin prefix monti- (from mons, mountain) plus the adjective silvestris(belonging to forest). 
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Myers, C.W. 1973. Anguid lizards of the genus Diploglossus in Panamá, with the description of a new species. American Museum Novitates (2523): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Villa J D; Occhipinti N A 1988. Diploglossus montisilvestris Myers. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 444: 1 - get paper here
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