Leiocephalus herminieri Duméril & Bibron, 1837

Martinique curly-tailed lizard, Martinique lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Holotropis herminieri Duméril & Bibron, 1837


Conservation Status

Last record: 1830's (Powell, 2016)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Martinique, Martinique Bank, Lesser Antilles







MNHN 1826
MNHN 2389
MNHN 6829

Other specimens:

BMNH (syntype?)






Original scientific description:

Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1837. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 4. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 570 pp.


Other references:

Barbour, T. (1914). A contribution to the zoogeography of the West Indies, with especial reference to amphibians and reptiles. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard Univ. 44(2): 209-359.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Duméril, A. M.C., G. BIBRON & A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 9. Paris, XX + 440 S.

Joseph-Ouni, M. 2006. Profiles of extinction #22: Martinique Island Curly-Tailed Lizard, Leiocephalus herminieri. Reptilia (GB) (48): 86.

Kwet, Axel 2013. Vermisst - Herminiers Glattkopfleguan (Leiocephalus herminieri). Terraria Elaphe 2013 (5): 84.

Powell, R. 2016. Leiocephalus herminieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T11389A71739645. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

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 possibly extinct]

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.

Schwartz, A. and Henderson, R. W. (1991). Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press. 720 pp.




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