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Pholidoscelis corax (CENSKY & PAULSON, 1992)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Little Scrub Groundlizard, Censky's Ameiva 
SynonymAmeiva corax CENSKY & PAULSON 1992: 187
Ameiva corax — HOWER & HEDGES 2003
Ameiva corax — HARVEY et al. 2012
Pholidoscelis corax — GOICOECHEA et al. 2016 
DistributionLesser Antilles;
Type locality: "south side of Little Scrub Island, off the northeastern tip of Anguilla"  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 77137 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Censky, E. J. and D. R. Paulson. 1992. Revision of the Ameiva (Reptilia: Teiidae) of the Anguilla Bank, West Indies. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 61:177-195.
  • 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
  • Hower, Lindsey M., and S. Blair Hedges 2003. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of West Indian Teiid lizards of the genus Ameiva. Carib. J. Sci. 39 (3):298-306. - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • White, A. M., E. J. Censky, and R, Powell 2002. Ameiva corax. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 746.1-746.2. - get paper here
  • White, April M.; Robert Powell, Ellen J. Censky 2002. On the thermal biology of Ameiva (Teiidae) from the Anguilla Bank, West Indies: Does melanism matter? Amphibia-Reptilia 23 (4): 517-523 - get paper here
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