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Leiocephalus cuneus Etheridge, 1964

Antiguan curly-tailed lizard

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: c.1500 BC

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Antigua & Barbuda

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: FSM/UF 8226 (left dentary)

 

Media

 

 

References

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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