The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Mesaspis antauges (Cope, 1866)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1964 (1800's?)

Rediscovered in ?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Mount Orizaba, Veracruz State, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cope, Edward Drinker. (1866). Fourth contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 18: 123-132.


Other references:

Solano-Zavaleta, Israel et al. (2017). Solving a 50-year Mystery: Rediscovery of [i]Mesaspis antauges[/i] (Squamata: Anguidae). Zootaxa 4303(4): 559-572. [Abstract]


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