The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Leiocephalus cuneus Etheridge, 1964

Antiguan curly-tailed lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: c.1500 BC

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Antigua & Barbuda


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: FSM/UF 8226 (left dentary)






Original scientific description:

Etheridge, R. (1964). Late Pleistocene lizards from Barbuda, British West Indies. Bull. Florida State Mus. 9: 43-75.


Other references:

Powell, R. 2016. Leiocephalus cuneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75306422A75607484. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

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.

Steadman, David W., Pregill, Gregory K. and Olson, Storss L. (1984). Fossil vertebrates from Antigua, Lesser Antilles: Evidence for late Holocene human-caused extinctions in the West Indies. Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci. USA 81: 4448-4451.

Watters, D. L., Reitz, E. J., Steadman, David W. and Pregill, Gregory K. (1984). Vertebrates from archaeological sites on Barbuda, West Indies. Ann. Carnegie Mus. Nat. Hist. 53(13): 383-412.


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