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Leiocephalus pratensis (COCHRAN, 1928)

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesLeiocephalus pratensis pratensis (COCHRAN 1928)
Leiocephalus pratensis chimarus SCHWARTZ 1979 
Common NamesE: Haitian Striped Curlytail, Atalaye Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymHispaniolus pratensis COCHRAN 1928: 50
Leiocephalus pratensis ETHERIDGE 1966
Leiocephalus pratensis — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 442
Leiocephalus pratensis— PREGILL 1992: 49

Leiocephalus pratensis chimarus SCHWARTZ 1979
Leiocephalus pratensis chimarus — HEDGES et al. 2019 
DistributionHispaniola (N Haiti), Ile a Cabrit

pratensis: northern Haiti. Type locality: "Atalaye Plantation, near St. Michel, Département du Nord, Haiti"; emended by Schwartz, 1968, to Atalaye Plantation, near St.-Michel de l'Atalaye, Département de l'Artibonite, Haiti.

chimarus: Île à Cabrit.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 69189.
Holotype: USNM 197335 [chimarus] 
CommentFor illustrations see Cochran, 1941; Schwartz, 1979. 
  • Cochran, D. M. 1928. A new genus and species of lizard, Hispaniolus pratensis, from the Haitian Republic. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 41: 49-51. - get paper here
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - get paper here
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • 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
  • Schwartz, A. 1968. The Leiocephalus (Lacertilia, Iguanidae) of Hispaniola. III. Leiocephalus schreibersi, L. semilineatus, and L. pratensis. Journal of Herpetology 24 (1—4): 39—63 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. 1979. The herpetofauna of Île à Cabrit, Haiti, with the description of two new subspecies. Herpetologica 35 (3): 248-255. - 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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