Diploglossus montiserrati Underwood, 1964

Montserrat galliwasp, Montserrat forest lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1964?

Rediscovered in 1998?

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Montserrat Island


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Underwood, G. (1964) An anguid lizard from the Leeward islands. Breviora 200: 1-10.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Bochaton, C., Boistel, R. and Charles, L. (2015). X-ray microtomography provides first data about the feeding behaviour of an endangered lizard, the Montserrat galliwasp ([i]Diploglossus montisserrati[/i]). R. Soc. open sci.2: 150461.

Corry E, Martin L, Morton MN, Hilton GM, Young RP, Garcia G. 2010 A species action plan for the Montserrat galliwasp Diploglossus montisserrati. Montserrat: Department of the Environment.

Day, M. 1996. Diploglossus montisserrati. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T6638A12792005. Downloaded on 30 December 2015.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Ogrodowczyk A, Murrain P, Martin L, Young RP. 2006 Recent observations of the Montserrat galliwasp, Diploglossus montisserrati. Herpetol. Bull. 98: 9-11.

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


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