Leiocephalus carinatus armouri

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Leiocephalus carinatus armouri
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L. c. armouri curling its tail in Florida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Leiocephalidae
Genus: Leiocephalus
L. c. armouri
Trinomial name
Leiocephalus carinatus armouri
Barbour & Shreve, 1935

Leiocephalus carinatus armouri, commonly known as the Little Bahama curly-tailed lizard, is a subspecies of Leiocephalus carinatus, the northern curly-tailed lizard. It was previously endemic to the Bahama Islands.


The specific name, armouri, is in honor of Mr. Allison Vincent Armour, an American philanthropist, owner of the yacht, Utowana, used for scientific expeditions.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

It was originally found only on Grand Bahama Island and the Abacos, but was released intentionally in Palm Beach, Florida in the 1940s. It has since spread, and now lives widely in southern Florida in addition to places in Bahamas.


  1. ^ Cochran, D.M. 1934. Herpetological collections made in Hispaniola by the Utowana Expedition, 1934. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 8: 163-188.
  • Schwartz, A., & Henderson, R.W. (1991). Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions and Natural History. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida. ISBN 0-8130-1049-7.
  • Campbell, D.G. (1981). The Ephemeral Islands: A Natural History of the Bahamas. London and Basingstoke: Macmillan Education LTD.
  • Bahamas National Trust
  • Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center
  • Florida's Exotic Wildlife

Further reading[edit]

  • Barbour, T., and B. Shreve. 1935. Concerning some Bahamian reptiles, with notes on the fauna. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 40 (5): 347–365. (Leiocephalus carinatus armouri, p. 360.)
  • Conant, R. 1975. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Second Edition. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. xviii + 429 pp. ISBN 0-395-19979-4 (hardcover), ISBN 0-395-19977-8 (paperback). (Leiocephalus carinatus armouri, p. 108 + Plate 17 + Map 63.)