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McCranie J.R.,10770 SW 164th Street | Blair Hedges S.,Pennsylvania State University
Zootaxa | Year: 2013

Recently, we described two new species of geckos of the genus Sphaerodactylus from the Bay Islands of Honduras. After further collections, and morphological and molecular analyses, we describe two additional species here. One of the new species belongs to the S. millepunctatus species group, which is centered in Middle America. The other new species belongs to the S. copei species group, which is centered in the Greater Antilles. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press. Source


McCranie J.R.,10770 SW 164th Street | Blair Hedges S.,Pennsylvania State University
Zootaxa | Year: 2013

Morphological and molecular analyses of the Phyllodactylus populations on the Honduran Bay Islands of Guanaja, Roatán, and Utila demonstrate that the Guanaja population is best treated as a species distinct from the two other island populations. Thus, P. palmeus is restricted in distribution to Roatán and Utila islands and the Cayos Cochinos and a new species name is provided for the Guanaja Island population of the P. palmeus species group. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press. Source


Mccranie J.R.,10770 SW 164th Street | Hedges S.B.,Pennsylvania State University
Zootaxa | Year: 2013

We provide the results of a morphological and molecular study on the Honduran Bay Island and mainland populations of the Cnemidophorus lemniscatus complex for which we resurrect C. ruatanus comb. nov. as a full species. Morphological comparison of the Honduran populations to Cnemidophorus populations from Panama led to the conclusion that the Pan-amanian population represents an undescribed species named herein. In light of these new results, and considering past morphological studies of several South American populations of the C. lemniscatus group, we suggest that three other nominal forms of the group are best treated as valid species: C. espeuti (described as a full species, but subsequently treat-ed as a synonym of C. lemniscatus or a subspecies of C. lemniscatus until this publication), C. gaigei comb. nov., and C. splendidus comb. nov. © 2013 Magnolia Press. Source


A new species of Tantilla, previously considered conspecific with T. taeniata, is described from northeastern Honduras. The new species differs from all populations previously assigned to that nominal form by the combination of having a high number of ventral scales and a red venter in life. A discussion of other populations from El Salvador and Honduras, now assigned to T. taeniata, is also included. Several evolutionary species are likely represented among these populations. Copyright © 2011 Magnolia Press. Source


McCranie J.R.,10770 SW 164th Street | McCranie J.R.,Panamerican School of Agriculture, Zamorano | Townsend J.H.,University of Florida
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

We describe a new species of Oedipina (subgenus Oedopinola) from Parque Nacional Pico Bonito in the central portion of the Cordillera Nombre de Dios in north-central Honduras. The new species was previously assigned to O. gephyra, but a combination of molecular analyses and its differences in foot morphology diagnose it from O. gephyra.Copyright © 2011 • Magnolia Press. Source

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