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Leiocephalus apertosulcus ETHERIDGE, 1965

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeiocephalus apertosulcus ETHERIDGE 1965
Leiocephalus apertosulcus — PREGILL 1992: 37 
DistributionDominican Republic (as fossils)

Type locality: Stratum 2, cave in Cerro de San Francisco, Municipio Pedro Santana, San Rafael (= La Estrelleta) Province, Republica Dominicana. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MCZ(VP) 3404. Right dentary. 
CommentConservation: Extinct. May have been persisted into pre-Colombian times since Etheridge found skeletal elements which have been assigned to this species. 
  • Etheridge, R. 1965. Fossil lizards from the Dominican Republic. Quart. J. Florida Acad. Sci. 28: 83-105
  • Pregill,G.K. 1992. Systematics of the West Indian Lizard Genus Leiocephalus (Squamata: Iguania: Tropiduridae). Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 84: 1-69 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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