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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Anguidae
Bibliography of the genus Comptus
Biodiversity of the family Anguidae


Caribbean Rough-scaled Forest Lizards


Ruskællede Ringøgler

2021 Comptus Schools & Hedges (type species: Diploglossus stenurus Cope 1862)
Contents: 3 species, which are all endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously assigned to Celestus.
Distribution: Cayman Islands (Cayman Brac, Little Cayman), Dominican Republic, Haiti (incl. Grande Cayemite, Île-à-Vache), Navassa.

Comptus badius

Navassa Forest Lizard, Navassa Galliwasp



1868 Celestus badius Cope
Diploglossus costatus badius Schwartz 1964
Diploglossus badius Wermuth 1969
Celestus costatus badius Schwartz & Henderson 1988
Comptus badius Schools & Hedges 2021

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Powell (1999).
Distribution: Navassa.

Comptus maculatus

Lesser Cayman Forest Lizard, Lesser Cayman Galliwasp



1888 Diploglossus maculatus Garman
Celestus maculatus Barbour 1914
Celestus crusculus maculatus Cousens 1956
Comptus maculatus Schools & Hedges 2021

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of crusculus (e.g., Schwartz & Henderson 1988). Revalidated by Henderson & Powell (2009), although without discussion, followed by Edgar (2010).
Distribution: Cayman Islands (Cayman Brac, Little Cayman).

Comptus stenurus

Hispaniolan Keeled Forest Lizard, Hispaniolan Keeled Galliwasp

Hispaniolische Kiel-Ringelschleiche

Hispaniolansk Kølet Ringøgle

1862 Diploglossus stenurus Cope
Celestus stenurus Savage & Lips 1994
Comptus stenurus Schools & Hedges 2021
1868 Celestus weinlandii Cope (Schwartz & Henderson 1988)
Diploglossus stenurus weinlandii Schwartz 1964
Celestus stenurus weinlandii Franz & Cordier 1986
1879 Celestus rugosus Cope (Schwartz & Henderson 1988)
Diploglossus rugosus Boulenger 1885
Diploglossus stenurus rugosus Schwartz 1964
Celestus stenurus rugosus Schwartz & Henderson 1988
1964 Diploglossus stenurus alloeides Schwartz
Celestus stenurus alloeides Schwartz & Henderson 1988

Distribution: Dominican Republic, Haiti (incl. Grande Cayemite, Île-à-Vache).