Stenocercus haenschi (Werner, 1901)

Haensch's whorltail iguana



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Liocephalus haenschi Werner, 1901; Ophryoessoides haenschi (Werner, 1901)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1901

Since rediscovered

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Balzapamba, Provincia Bolivar, Ecuador


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Werner, F. (1901). Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Ecuador und Neu-Guinea. Verh. Zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 51: 593-614.


Other references:

Burt, C. E. and Burt, M. D. (1933). A preliminary check list of the lizards of South America. Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 28: 1-104.

Cisneros-Heredia, D. F. (2017). Stenocercus haenschi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T178690A54447325. Downloaded on 18 October 2017.

Etheridge, Richard E. (1966). The systematic relationships of West Indian and South American lizards referred to the iguanid genus Leiocephalus. Copeia 1966(1): 79-91.

Fritts, Thomas H. (1974). A multivariate evolutionary analysis of the Andean Iguanid lizards of the genus Stenocercus. San Diego Society of Natural History Memoir 7: 1-89.

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

Torres-Carvajal, Omar. (2000). Ecuadorian lizards of the genus Stenocercus (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Scientific papers of the Natural History Museum, University of Kansas 15: 1-38.


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