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Leiocephalus varius GARMAN, 1887

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cayman Curlytail, Cayman Curly-tailed Lizard
G: CAyman-Rollschwanzleguan 
SynonymLiocephalus varius GARMAN 1887: 274
Leiocephalus carinatus varius — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 135
Leiocephalus carinatus varius — PREGILL 1992: 40
Leiocephalus varius — MCCRANIE 2011
Leiocephalus varius — POWELL & HENDERSON 2012
Leiocephalus varius — MCCRANIE 2015
Leiocephalus varius — MCCRANIE 2018 
DistributionCayman Islands

Type locality: Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands.

Inroduced to Honduras (McCranie 2011, 2015).  
TypesSyntypes: MCZ 6023, USNM 52405. 
EtymologyThe name varius is Latin meaning ‘‘different,’’ apparently referring to the taxon ‘‘being different’’ from its closest allies. 
  • Garman, S. 1887. On the reptiles and batrachians of Grand Cayman. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 24: 273-277 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - 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
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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