TITLE

A new species of Celestus from west-central Panama, with consideration of the status of the genera of the Anguidae: Diploglossinae (Squamata)

AUTHOR(S)
Savage, Jay M.; Lips, Karen R.; Ibáñez, Roberto D.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Revista de Biología Tropical;jun2008, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p845
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A recently discovered new species of diploglossine lizard is described from west-central Panama. The distinctiveness of the nominal genera Celestus and Diploglossus is confirmed; the new form represents the southernmost record for the genus Celestus. A summary of selected characteristics and general distribution is presented for all recent species of diploglossines, including members of the Antillean genera Saurisia and Wetmorea and the South American genus Ophiodes. A systematic key to mainland members of the genus Celestus is provided.
ACCESSION #
34548404

 

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