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Leiocephalus punctatus COCHRAN, 1931

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Crooked-Acklins Curlytail, Spotted Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymLeiocephalus carinatus punctatus COCHRAN 1931: 39
Leiocephalus carinatus helenae BARBOUR & SHREVE 1935: 359
Leiocephalus carinatus picinus BARBOUR & SHREVE 1935: 360
Leiocephalus punctatus ETHERIDGE 1966 (as suggested by RABB 1957)
Leiocephalus punctatus — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 445
Leiocephalus punctatus— PREGILL 1992: 50 
DistributionBahamas, Crooked-Acklins Bank, Samana (Atwood) Cay

Type locality: North shore of the bay at Jamaica Wells, Acklins Island, Bahama Islands.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 81560. 
CommentFor illustrations see Rabb, 1957. 
  • Barbour, T. and B. Shreve. 1935. Concerning some Bahamian reptiles, with notes on the fauna. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 40: 347-365.
  • Cochran, D. M. 1931. New Bahaman reptiles. J. Washington Acad. Sci. Sci. 21: 39-40. - 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
  • Rabb, G.B. 1957. A study of variation in the iguanid lizards of the Leiocephalus carinatus complex. Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. Microfilms, Ann Arbor: xiii + 159 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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