Celestus microblepharis Underwood, 1959

Tiny-eyelid galliwasp, Small-eyed forest lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Diploglossus microblepharis Underwood, 1959


Conservation Status


Last record: 3 May 1952

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


The Tiny-eyelid galliwasp (Diploglossus microblepharis) is considered possibly extinct by (Powell & Henderson, 2012).





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ 55764

Type locality: "Boscobel, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies, 18o24'N, 76o58'W."






Original scientific description:

Underwood, Garth. (1959). A new Jamaican galliwasp (Sauria, Anguidae). Breviora 102: 1-13.


Other references:

Gibson, R. (1996). Celestus microblepharis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 20 July 2013.

Powell, Robert and Henderson, Robert W. (2012). Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(2): 85-166. [considers this taxon as possibly extinct]

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.

Schools, Molly and Hedges, S. Blair. (2021). Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the Neotropical forest lizards (Squamata, Diploglossidae). Zootaxa 4974(2): 201-257.

Wilson, B.S., Hedges, B. & Gibson, R. 2016. Celestus microblepharis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T4096A71739470. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.


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