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Leiocephalus melanochlorus COPE, 1863

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesLeiocephalus melanochlorus melanochlorus COPE 1863
Leiocephalus melanochlorus hypsistus SCHWARTZ 1966 
Common NamesE: Tiburon Curlytail, Jeremie Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymLeiocephalus melanochlorus COPE 1863
Liocephalus [sic] melanochlorus COPE 1862: 184
Liocephalus melanochlorus — BOULENGER 1885: 164
Leiocephalus melanochlorus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 438
Leiocephalus melanochlorus— PREGILL 1992: 47
Leiocephalus melanochlorus melanochlorus — HEDGES et al. 2019

Leiocephalus melanochlorus hypsistus SCHWARTZ 1966
Leiocephalus melanochlorus hypsistus SCHWARTZ 1966
Leiocephalus melanochlorus hypsistus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988
Leiocephalus melanochlorus hypsistus — HEDGES et al. 2019 
DistributionHispaniola (s-Haiti), Ile-a-Vache

melanochlorus: western and central portions of Tiburon Peninsula; Île-à-Vache. elevation 0 ft to 5410 ft.; Type locality: Near Jérémie, Département de la Grand'Anse, Haiti.

hypsistus: Montagne Noire, Massif de la Selle, Morne de Cayette. elevation 0 ft to above 5000 ft.  
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 3598, USNM 53402, CAS 39392.
Holotype: MCZ 81063 [hypsistus] 
CommentFor illustrations see Schmidt, 1921 (asL. eremitus); 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
  • Cope, E.D. 1863. Contributions to Neotropical saurology. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 14 [1862]: 176-188. - get paper here
  • Pregill,G.K. 1992. Systematics of the West Indian Lizard Genus Leiocephalus (Squamata: Iguania: Tropiduridae). Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 84: 1-69 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K.P. 1921. The herpetology of Navassa Island. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 44(18): 555-559
  • Schwartz, A. 1966. The Leiocephalus (Lacertilia, Iguanidae) of Hispaniola I. Leiocephalus melanochlorus Cope. Journal of the Ohio Herpetological Society 5 (2): 39-48 [1965] - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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