Leiocephalus onaneyi Garrido, 1973

Guantánamo striped curly-tailed lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2012



Guantánamo Province, Cuba


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Garrido, O. H. (1973). Nueva especie de Leiocephalus (Lacertilia, Iguanidae) para Cuba. Poeyana 116: 1-19.


Other references:

Bakkegard, Kristin A., Johnson, David A. and Mulcahy, Daniel G. (2020). A New Locality, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, for the Rare Lizard Leiocephalus onaneyi (Guantánamo Striped Curlytail) and Notes on its Natural History. Caribbean Naturalist 79: 1-22.

Díaz, L. M. and Cádiz, A. (2012). The rediscovery of the Guantánamo Striped Curlytail (Leiocephalus onaneyi). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 19: 11-13.

Garrido, O.H. 2003. Discovery and Rediscovery. Pp. 59–66, In R.W. Henderson and R. Powell (Eds.). Islands and the Sea: Essays on Herpetological Exploration in the West Indies. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, NY, USA. 312 pp.


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