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)
Synonyms[1]
  • 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.

Subspecies[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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