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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesLeiocephalus raviceps raviceps COPE 1863
Leiocephalus raviceps delavarai GARRIDO 1973
Leiocephalus raviceps jaumei SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1968
Leiocephalus raviceps klinikowskii SCHWARTZ 1960
Leiocephalus raviceps uzzelli SCHWARTZ 1960 
Common NamesE: Pallid Curlytail, Mountain Curlytail Lizard 
SynonymLiocephalus raviceps COPE 1863: 183
Leiocephalus raviceps — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 446
Leiocephalus raviceps — RODRÍGUEZ SCHETTINO 1999: 130

Leiocephalus raviceps delavarai GARRIDO 1973
Leiocephalus raviceps delavarai — HEDGES et al. 2019

Leiocephalus raviceps jaumei SCHWARTZ & GARRIDO 1968
Leiocephalus raviceps jaumei — HEDGES et al. 2019

Leiocephalus raviceps klinikowskii SCHWARTZ 1960: 77
Leiocephalus raviceps klinikowskii — HEDGES et al. 2019

Leiocephalus raviceps uzzelli SCHWARTZ 1960: 70
Leiocephalus raviceps uzzelli — HEDGES et al. 2019 
DistributionE Cuba with disjunct populations in Matanzas and Pinar Delaware Rio Provinces.

raviceps: Cuba (southeastern coast from Bahia de Guantánamo to north of Cajobabo and north to Jamaica). Type locality: Eastern Cuba; restricted by Gundlach, 1880, to mountains near Guantánamo, Guantánamo Province, Cuba.

delavarai: central Holguin Province. Type locality: “arenal Los Cocos, a seis km de Gibara”

jaumei: SW Pinar del Rio Province.

klinikowskii: N Matanzas Province.

uzzelli: SE coast from Bahia de Guantánamo to La Socapa.

INCERTAE SEDIS: Specimens from Baracoa and Cayo Lanzanillo northeast of Isabela de Sagua have not been assigned to subspecies.  
TypesSyntypes: ANSP 8601-03, MCZ 10928, USNM 4162.
Holotype: CZACC = IZ 2774 [delavarai]
Holotype: CZACC = IZ 349 [jaumei]
Holotype: AMNH 83326 [klinikowskii]
Holotype: AMNH 79321 [uzzelli] 
CommentFor illustrations see Barbour and Ramsden, 1919; Schwartz, 1960. 
  • Bakkegard, Kristin A.; David A. Johnson, and Daniel G. Mulcahy 2020. A New Locality, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, for the Rare Lizard Leiocephalus onaneyi (Guantánamo Striped Curlytail) and Notes on its Natural History. CARIBBEAN NATURALIST (79): 1–22
  • Barbour, T. and C. T. Ramsden. 1919. The herpetology of Cuba. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard Coll. 47: 69-213. - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas 1919. Herpetological notes. Proc. New England zool. Club 7: 7-13 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1863. Contributions to Neotropical saurology. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 14 [1862]: 176-188. - get paper here
  • Garrido, O.H. 1973. Nuevas subespecies de reptiles para Cuba. Torreia, n.s. 30:1-31.
  • Gundlach, J. 1880. Contribución a la erpetologia cubana. G. Montiel, La Habana: 98pp. - 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
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes (ed.) 1999. The iguanid lizards of Cuba. University Press of Florida, 428 pp.
  • Rodríguez Schettino, Lourdes, Carlos A. Mancina & Vilma Rivalta González 2013. REPTILES OF CUBA: CHECKLIST AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (144): 1-96 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. 1960. Variation in the Cuban lizard Leiocephalus raviceps Cope. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 73:67-82. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Schwartz, A. and Garrido, O.H. 1968. An undescribed subspecies of Leiocephalus raviceps Cope (Sauria: Iguanidae) from western Cuba. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 81:23-30. - get paper here
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