The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Leiocephalus apertosulcus Etheridge, 1965



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Known only from subfossil remains, but may have survived into historical times.



Dominican Republic, Hispaniola, the Caribbean


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ(VP) 3404 (right dentary)






Original scientific description:

Etheridge, R. (1965). Fossil lizards from the Dominican Republic. Quart. J. Florida Acad. Sci. 28(1): 83-105.


Other references:

Pregill, Gregory K. (1992). Systematics of the West Indian Lizard Genus [i]Leiocephalus[/i] (Squamata: Iguania: Tropiduridae). The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publications, No. 84: 1-69.

Schwartz, A. and Henderson, R. W. (1991). Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.


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