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Unresolved name

Red Sided Curly Tailed Lizard

Leiocephalus schreibersii

Distribution

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Continent: Caribbean North-America
Distribution: Hispaniola (Haiti, NW/SW Dominican Republic), Ile de la Tortue USA (introduced to Florida) schreibersii: all above range except Île de la Tortue. Introduced to Florida.
Type locality: 'San Domingo"; restricted by Schwartz, 1968c, to the vicinity of Port-au-Prince, Département de l'Ouest, Haiti. nesomorus (HOLOTYPE MCZ 81120): Île de la Tortue.
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Hispaniolan curlytail lizard

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The Hispaniolan curlytail lizard (Leiocephalus schreibersii), also known as the Hispaniolan khaki curlytail, the red-sided curly-tailed lizard, or Schreibers' curly-tailed lizard, is a common lizard species in the family Leiocephalidae. It is native to Hispaniola in the Caribbean, and an introduced population is found in southern Florida. There are two recognized subspecies.

Taxonomy

Etymology

The specific name, schreibersi, is in honor of Austrian naturalist Carl Franz Anton Ritter von Schreibers.[7]

Subspecies

Including the nominotypical subspecies, two subspecies are recognized as being valid.[5]

Nota bene: A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Leiocephalus.

Distribution and habitat

L. schreibersii is indigenous to the main island of Hispaniola (the Dominican Republic and Haiti), and Île de la Tortue. It is also found in Florida as an introduced species.[5] The preferred natural habitat of L. schreibersii is shrubland at altitudes from sea level to 500 m (1,600 ft).[1]

Life cycle and behavior

L. schreibersii is oviparous.[5]

L. schreibersii is active during the day. It feeds mainly on insects.

References

  1. ^ a b Powell R; Hedges SB; Mayer GC (2009). "Leiocephalus schreibersii ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009. Retrieved 2015-02-21.old-form url
  2. ^ Fitzinger, 1843
  3. ^ Cope, 1868
  4. ^ Schwartz, 1968
  5. ^ a b c d Species Leiocephalus schreibersii at The Reptile Database www.reptile-database.org.
  6. ^ Schwartz A, Thomas R (1975). A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp. ("Leiocephalus schreibersi [sic]", p. 138).
  7. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Leiocephalus schreibersii, p. 238).
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Hispaniolan curlytail lizard: Brief Summary

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The Hispaniolan curlytail lizard (Leiocephalus schreibersii), also known as the Hispaniolan khaki curlytail, the red-sided curly-tailed lizard, or Schreibers' curly-tailed lizard, is a common lizard species in the family Leiocephalidae. It is native to Hispaniola in the Caribbean, and an introduced population is found in southern Florida. There are two recognized subspecies.

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