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Gymnophthalmus pleii  Bocourt, 1881
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1172405

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Gymnophthalmus pleei Bocourt, 1881
  Common Name(s): Rough-scaled Tegulet [English]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  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  
                               FamilyGymnophthalmidae Fitzinger, 1826 – Spectacled Lizards  
                                  GenusGymnophthalmus Merrem, 1820 – spectacled lizards, lagartijas de anteojos  
                                     SpeciesGymnophthalmus pleii Bocourt, 1881 – Rough-scaled Tegulet  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subspecies Gymnophthalmus pleii luetkeni Bocourt, 1881  
                                        Subspecies Gymnophthalmus pleii nesydrion Thomas, 1965  
                                        Subspecies Gymnophthalmus pleii pleii Bocourt, 1881  

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Gymnophthalmus pleii    
  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: Gymnophthalmus pleii   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  



  Comment: Originally spelled as 'Gymnophthalmus Pleii', the epithet represented the voyager Plée (p. 473), so it may look like a spelling error (if one assumes it was formed under ICZN Art. 31.1.2, where a single i is to be added to the stem, and that an error was made in laying out the pages). However, if the name was Latinized to Pleius (with final E elided, rather than using Pleeius), the stem would be plei-, and the final epithet would be pleii. We cannot therefore treat the original name as an inadvertent error (Art. 32.5.1), and must instead accept the correct original spelling as pleii. As a result, 'correcting' this to pleei would be an unjustified emendation  



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