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Pholidoscelis  Fitzinger, 1843
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1172251

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyTeiidae Gray, 1827 – Tegus, Ground Lizards, New World Runners, Racerunners, Whiptails, Ameivas  
                                  GenusPholidoscelis Fitzinger, 1843  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Pholidoscelis alboguttatus (Boulenger, 1896) – Mona Groundlizard, Mona Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis atratus (Garman, 1887) – Redonda Groundlizard, Redonda Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis auberi (Cocteau, 1838) – Cuban Groundlizard, Auber's Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis chrysolaemus (Cope, 1868) – Hispaniolan Giant Groundlizard, Common Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis cineraceus (Barbour and Noble, 1915) – Guadeloupean Groundlizard, Guadeloupe Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis corax (Censky and Paulson, 1992) – Little Scrub Groundlizard, Censky's Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis corvinus (Cope, 1861) – Sombrero Groundlizard, Sombrero Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis desechensis (Heatwole and Torres, 1967) – Desecheo Groundlizard 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis dorsalis (Gray, 1838)  
                                     Species Pholidoscelis erythrocephalus (Shaw, 1802) – Red-faced Groundlizard, St. Christopher Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis exsul (Cope, 1862) – Puerto Rican Giant Groundlizard, Common Puerto Rican Ameiva, Puerto Rican Ground Lizard 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis fuscatus (Garman, 1887) – Dominica Groundlizard, Dominican Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis griswoldi (Barbour, 1916) – Antigua Bank Groundlizard, Antiguan Ameiva, Griswold's Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis lineolatus (Duméril and Bibron, 1839) – Pygmy Blue-tailed Groundlizard, Pigmy Blue-tailed Ameiva, Dwarf Teiid 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis major (Duméril and Bibron, 1839) – Guadeloupean Giant Groundlizard, Martinique Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis maynardi (Garman, 1888)  
                                     Species Pholidoscelis plei (Duméril and Bibron, 1839) – Anguilla Bank Ameiva, Anguilla Bank Groundlizard 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis pluvianotatus (Garman, 1887) – Montserrat Groundlizard, Montiserrat Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis polops (Cope, 1862) – St. Croix Ground Lizard 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis taeniurus (Cope, 1862) – Hispaniolan Blue-tailed Groundlizard, Hispaniolan Blue-tailed Ameiva, Haitian Ameiva 
                                     Species Pholidoscelis wetmorei (Stejneger, 1913) – Puerto Rican Blue-tailed Groundlizard, Puerto Rican Blue-tailed Ameiva, Wetmore's Ameiva, Blue-tailed Ground Lizard 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (Nov 2021), website (version Nov-2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P, Aguilar, R. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2021) The Reptile Database,, accessed 12 Dec 2021   
  Reference for: Pholidoscelis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Applegarth, John S.  
  Publication Date: 1977   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Index to the Genera of Reptilia - A Device to Assist Curators. Sauria (Lacertilia and Amphisbaenia), First Edition   
  Page(s): 53   
  Publisher: s.n.   
  Publication Place: s.n.   
  Reference for: Pholidoscelis   

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