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Pholidoscelis cineraceus (BARBOUR & NOBLE, 1915)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Guadeloupean Groundlizard, Guadeloupe Ameiva 
SynonymAmeiva cineracea BARBOUR & NOBLE 1915: 453
Ameiva cineracea — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 188
Ameiva cineracea — LORVELEC et al. 2007
Ameiva cineracea — HARVEY et al. 2012
Pholidoscelis cineracea — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 
DistributionLesser Antilles: Guadeloupe (Grand Ilet off Petit-Bourg on east coast of Basse-Terre, Les Saintes)

Type locality: Grand Ilet off Petit-Bourg on east coast of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 10577 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION: Maximum known SVL about 150 mm in males; dorsal caudal scales keeled, straight; ventral scales about 18-20 in a transverse row and 34-38 in a longitudinal row; fourth toe subdigital scales 74-78 (combined counts for both fourth toes); femoral pores 56-63 (combined counts for both series); fifteenth caudal verticil with about 40 scales. Dorsal ground color (as preserved) ashy gray to gray-green; dorsum with trace of 3 slightly darker, indistinct, longitudinal stripes, with suggestion of another more lateral stripe on each side (total 5 stripes); flanks bluish; head and tail olivaceous; venter straw-colored or milky, encroached upon laterally by blue of flanks and side of head (Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 188). 
CommentConservation: apparently extinct. 
  • Barbour, T. and G. K. Noble. 1915. A revision of the lizards of the genus Ameiva. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 59: 417-479. - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas 1930. Some faunistic changes in the Lesser Antilles. Proc. New England Zool. Club 11: 73-85
  • Goicoechea, N., Frost, D. R., De la Riva, I., Pellegrino, K. C. M., Sites, J., Rodrigues, M. T. and Padial, J. M. 2016. Molecular systematics of teioid lizards (Teioidea/Gymnophthalmoidea: Squamata) based on the analysis of 48 loci under tree-alignment and similarity-alignment. Cladistics, doi: 10.1111/cla.12150 - get paper here
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; GABRIEL N. UGUETO & RONALD L. GUTBERLET, Jr. 2012. Review of Teiid Morphology with a Revised Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Teiidae (Lepidosauria: Squamata). Zootaxa 3459: 1–156 - get paper here
  • Lorvelec, Olivier; Pascal, Michel; Pavis, Claudie; Feldmann, Philippe. 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the French West Indies: inventory, threats and conservation. Applied Herpetology 4 (2):131-161 - 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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