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Celestus costatus  (Cope, 1862)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 564561

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Diploglossus costatus (Cope, 1862)
    Panolopus costatus Cope, 1862
  Common Name(s): Costate Galliwasp [English]
    Hispaniolan Smooth Galliwasp [English]
    Common Hispaniolan Galliwasp [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                  GenusCelestus Gray, 1839 – Galliwasps  
                                     SpeciesCelestus costatus (Cope, 1862) – Costate Galliwasp, Hispaniolan Smooth Galliwasp, Common Hispaniolan Galliwasp  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus aenetergum Schwartz and Jacobs, 1989  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus chalcorhabdus (Schwartz, 1964)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus costatus (Cope, 1862)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus emys (Schwartz, 1971)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus leionotus (Schwartz, 1964)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus melanchrous (Schwartz, 1964)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus neiba (Schwartz, 1964)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus nesobous (Schwartz, 1964)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus oreistes (Schwartz, 1964)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus psychonothes (Schwartz, 1964)  
                                        Subspecies Celestus costatus saonae (Schwartz, 1971)  

  Expert: Peter Uetz  
  Notes: Associate Professor, CSBC   
  Reference for: Celestus costatus    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Celestus costatus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Reptile Database (Dec. 2020), website (version Dec 2020)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2020) The Reptile Database,   
  Reference for: Celestus costatus, Common Hispaniolan Galliwasp [English], Hispaniolan Smooth Galliwasp [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Powell, Robert, Robert W. Henderson, Kraig Adler, and Harold A. Dundee / Powell, Robert et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: An Annotated Checklist of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Contributions to West Indian Herpetology: A Tribute to Albert Schwartz, Contributions to Herpetology, vol. 12   
  Page(s): 51-93   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: Ithaca, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-37-0   
  Reference for: Celestus costatus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  



  Comment: Dated 1861 but published 21 March 1862 in the Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 13:494-500  



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