Leiocephalus loxogrammus

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Leiocephalus loxogrammus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Leiocephalidae
Genus: Leiocephalus
Species: L. loxogrammus
Binomial name
Leiocephalus loxogrammus
(Cope, 1887)
  • Liocephalus [sic] loxogrammus
    Cope, 1887
  • Leiocephalus loxogrammus
    Barbour & Shreve, 1935

Leiocephalus loxogrammus, commonly known as the Rum Cay curlytail lizard and the San Salvador curly-tailed lizard, is a lizard species in the family of curly-tailed lizards (Leiocephalidae). The species is endemic to The Bahamas and is only known to be found on San Salvador Island and Rum Cay.


Two subspecies have been described for the two different island populations: L. l. loxogrammus on Rum Cay and L. l. parnelli on San Salvador Island.[2]


  1. ^ "Leiocephalus loxogrammus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Schwartz A, Henderson RW (1991). Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and Natural History. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. 714 pp. ISBN 978-0813010496.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cope ED (1887). "List of the Batrachia and Reptilia of the Bahama Islands". Proceedings of the United States National Museum 10: 436-439. ("Liocephalus [sic] loxogrammus ", new species, pp. 437-438).
  • Schwartz A, Thomas R (1975). A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp. (Leiocephalus loxogrammus, p. 130).

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