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Aristelliger titan Hecht, 1951



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Synonym of Aristelliger lar





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: AMNH 7503 ("complete left dentary")

Type locality: "The "lizard layer," Pleistocene or sub-Recent, from Dairy Cave, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, British West Indies"






Original scientific description:

Hecht, Max K. (1951). Fossil lizards of the West Indian genus Aristelliger (Gekkonidae). American Museum Novitates, No. 1538: 1-33.


Other references:

Powell, R., Hedges, S.B. & Mayer, G.C. (2010). Aristelliger lar. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 25 January 2015.

Sprackland, R. G. and Swinney, G. N. (1998) A new species of giant gecko of the genus Tarentola (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Jamaica. Journal of Zoology 245: 73-78. [Abstract]


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