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Corytophanes hernandezi

Corytophanes hernandezi, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Pleurodonta

Familia: Corytophanidae
Genus: Corytophanes
Species: Corytophanes hernandesii

Corytophanes hernandesii (Wiegmann, 1831)

Syntypes (2): ZMB 545, adult ♀ and ZMB 546, adut ♂, collected by F. Deppe, probably in 1829.
Type locality: not stated.


Chamaeleopsis hernandesii Wiegmann, 1831: 298 [original combination]
Corythophanes (Chamaeleopsis) hernandesii — Fitzinger, 1843: 16 [subsequent combination]

Primary references

Wiegmann, A.F.A. 1831. Zur Amphibienkunde. Isis von Oken 24: 291–301. BHL Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Corytophanes hernandesii. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 18 October 2019.
Ariano-Sánchez, D., Canseco-Márquez, L., Lee, J., Mandujano, R.C., Sunyer, J. & López-Luna, M.A. 2013. IUCN: Corytophanes hernandesii (Least Concern). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T197474A2488010. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T197474A2488010.en

Vernacular names
English: Hernandez’s Helmeted Basilisk

Corytophanes hernandesii, Hernandez's helmeted basilisk, is a species of basilisk found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.[2]

Ariano-Sánchez, D.; Canseco-Márquez, L.; Lee, J.; Mandujano, R.C.; Sunyer, J.; López-Luna, M.A. (2013). "Corytophanes hernandesii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T197474A2488010. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T197474A2488010.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
"Corytophanes hernandesii". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2017-09-02.

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