Leiocephalus endomychus (Schwartz, 1967)

Hinche curly-tailed lizard, Central Haitian curlytail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leiocephalus vinculum endomychus Schwartz, 1967 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1976

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Antigua and Barbuda, the Caribbean


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ 81099






Original scientific description:

Schwartz, A. (1967). The Leiocephalus (Lacertilia: Iguanidae) of Hispaniola. II. The Leiocephalus personatus complex. Tulane Studies in Zoology 14(1): 1-53.


Other references:

Henderson, R.W. and Powell, R. 2009. Natural History of West Indian Reptiles and Amphibians. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Landestoy, M., Hedges, B. & Inchaustegui, S. (2016). Leiocephalus endomychus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75306501A75607489. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

Powell, R. and Henderson, R.W. 2012. Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(2): 85-166.

Pregill, Gregory K. (1992). Systematics of the West Indian Lizard Genus Leiocephalus (Squamata: Iguania: Tropiduridae). The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publications, No. 84: 1-69.


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