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Leiocephalus carinatus  Gray, 1827
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173932

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Carinate Curly-tailed Lizard [English]
    Northern Curly-tailed Lizard [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderIguania  – iguanes, Iguanas  
                                  GenusLeiocephalus Gray, 1827 – Curly-tailed Lizards  
                                     SpeciesLeiocephalus carinatus Gray, 1827 – Carinate Curly-tailed Lizard, Northern Curly-tailed Lizard  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus aquarius Schwartz and Ogren, 1956  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus armouri Barbour and Shreve, 1935 – Little Bahama Curly-tailed Lizard 
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus carinatus Gray, 1827  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus cayensis Schwartz, 1959  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus coryi K. P. Schmidt, 1936  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus granti Rabb, 1957  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus hodsoni K. P. Schmidt, 1936  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus labrossytus Schwartz, 1959  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus microcyon Schwartz, 1959  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus mogotensis Schwartz, 1959  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus virescens Stejneger, 1901  
                                        Subspecies Leiocephalus carinatus zayasi Schwartz, 1959  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Leiocephalus carinatus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Leiocephalus carinatus   
  Source: Reptile Database (2017), website (version 24-Dec-16)  
  Acquired: 2017   
  Notes: Uetz, P. & Jirí Hosek (eds.), The Reptile Database, (   
  Reference for: Leiocephalus carinatus, Northern Curly-tailed Lizard [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Leiocephalus carinatus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collins, J. T.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, Third Edition   
  Page(s): ii + 41   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-21-4   
  Reference for: Leiocephalus carinatus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Introduced  






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