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Leiocephalus partidus PREGILL, 1981

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeiocephalus partitus PREGILL 1981
Leiocephalus partitus — PREGILL 1992: 48 
DistributionPuerto Rico

Type locality: Guanica Bat Cave, Reserva Forestal Guanica, 6 km E Barrio de Guanica, Municipio de Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.  
TypesHolotype: USNM(VP) 259203. Right dentary. 
CommentConservation: Extinct - only known from fossils, estimated to date from the Holocene (0-11,000 years ago) or the Pleistocene (2.5 million to 11,000 years ago).

Characterization. Large size (estimated SVL 125-130 mm); dentary with a well-developed intramandibular septum; tooth crowns narrow and weakly flared; Meckel's groove closed and fused except from below the seventh tooth to the anterior tip of the jaw. 
  • Pregill G 1981. Late Pleistocene herpetofaunas from Puerto Rico. Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 71: 1-72 - get paper here
  • 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
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