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
Species: L. carinatus
Subspecies: 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.

Etymology[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cochran, D.M. 1934. Herpetological collections made in Hispaniola by the Utowana Expedition, 1934. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 8: 163-188.

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.)