Pholidoscelis taeniurus — Hispaniolan Blue-tailed Ameiva
Also known as:
The Caribbean species formerly included in genus Ameiva were split off into Pholidoscelis in 2017.
Despite its name, this lizard is widespread on the Dominican Republic side of Hispaniola, as well as the Haiti side. I found one under a rock, but it raced off before I could get a picture. It was long and striped, like a very large whiptail.
- Ameiva taeniura account on iNaturalist
- Derek B. Tucker, Stephen Blair Hedges, Guarino R. Colli, Robert Alexander Pyron, and Jack W. Sites, Jr, 2017. Genomic timetree and historical biogeography of Caribbean island ameiva lizards (Pholidoscelis: Teiidae)
- Henderson, R. W., Schwartz, A. 1984. A Guide to the Identification of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Hispaniola
- Schwartz, A., Henderson, R. W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and Natural History