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Celestus microblepharis Underwood, 1959

Tiny-eyelid galliwasp

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Diploglossus microblepharis Underwood, 1959

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 3 May 1952

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

The Tiny-eyelid galliwasp (Diploglossus microblepharis) is considered possibly extinct by (Powell & Henderson, 2012).

 

Distribution

Jamaica

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: MCZ 55764

Type locality: "Boscobel, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies, 18o24'N, 76o58'W."

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Underwood, Garth. (1959). A new Jamaican galliwasp (Sauria, Anguidae). Breviora 102: 1-13.

 

Other references:

Gibson, R. (1996). Celestus microblepharis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 20 July 2013.

Powell, Robert and Henderson, Robert W. (2012). Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(2): 85-166. [considers this taxon as possibly extinct]

Wilson, B.S., Hedges, B. & Gibson, R. 2016. Celestus microblepharis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T4096A71739470. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

https://www.iucn-isg.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/EFJ_7th_Annual_Lecture_Booklet.pdf

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/12041/celestus-microblepharis-tiny-eyelid-galliwasp

 

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