An investigation into the Swan Island Honduras collecting event of Tiaporus fuliginosus Cope (Reptilia: Teiidae) and its systematic status

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Confusion exists in the literature concerning the collecting event of the teiid lizard Tiaporus fuliginosus. We investigated the literature and documents stored at the Smithsonian Institution Archives involving the collector of those specimens in an effort to resolve that confusion. We conclude that the type series was collected on the Swan Islands of Honduras by Charles H. Townsend during 1887. We also provide a redescription of that nominal form and show that it is a valid species that should be called Ameiva fuliginosa. We also examined the type series of A. panchlora from Old Providence, Colombia and confirm that its 1950 placement as a junior synonym of A. fuliginosa is correct.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An investigation into the Swan Island Honduras collecting event of Tiaporus fuliginosus Cope (Reptilia: Teiidae) and its systematic status
Series title Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
DOI 10.2988/0006-324X-127.4.543
Volume 127
Issue 4
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Biological Society of Washington
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 14 p.
First page 543
Last page 556
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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