The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Lapitiguana impensa Pregill & Worthy, 2003

Lapita iguana, Fiji(an) giant iguana

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: subfossil

 

Distribution

Fiji

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: S.037015 (https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=393754&coltype=fossil%20vertebrates&regno=s.037015)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Pregill, Gregory K, and, Worthy, T. H. (2003). A new iguanid lizard (Squamata, Iguanidae) from the late Quaternary of Fiji, Southwest Pacific. Herpetologica 59:1 57-67. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

Worthy, Trevor H., Anderson, Atholl J. and Molnar, Ralph E. (1999). Megafaunal expression in a land without mammals – the first fossil faunas from terrestrial deposits in Fiji (Vertebrata: Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves). Senckenbergiana Biologica 79(2): 237-242.

 

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