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Cyclura lewisi GRANT, 1940

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Higher TaxaIguanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Grand Cayman Iguana, Grand Cayman Blue Iguana 
SynonymCyclura macleayi lewisi GRANT 1940
Cyclura nubila lewisi — SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1975
Cyclura nubila lewisi — SCHWARTZ & CAREY 1977
Cyclura nubila lewisi — KÖHLER 2002
Cyclura lewisi — BURTON 2004
Cyclura lewisi — PAGODA 2011
Cyclura lewisi — LEMM & ALBERTS 2012 
DistributionCayman Is.: Grand Cayman.

Type locality: "Battle Hill, east end of Grand Cayman."  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1939.2.3.68 = BMNH RR 1946.8.9.321 (BMNH 1946.8.9.32?) 
CommentHybridization: C. n. nubila hybrizes with C. n. lewisi (SKUBOWIUS 2012).

Phylogenetics: C. lewisi nests within C. nubila fide Reynolds et al. 2022. 
  • Buckley, Larry J.; Kevin de Queiroz, Tandora D. Grant, Bradford D. Hollingsworth, John B. Iverson (Chair, <br />Stesha A. Pasachnik, and Catherine L. Stephen (Iguana Taxonomy Working Group, ITWG 2016. A Checklist of the Iguanas of the World (Iguanidae; Iguaninae). Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (Monograph 6) - get paper here
  • Burton, F.J. 2004. Revision to species of Cyclura nubila lewisi Grand Cayman Blue Iguana. Carib. J. Sci. 40: 198-203
  • Goodman, R.M., A.C. Echternacht & F.J. Burton 2005. Spatial Ecology of the Endangered Iguana, Cyclura lewisi, in a Disturbed Setting on Grand Cayman Journal of Herpetology 39 (3): 402-408. - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1941. The herpetology of the Cayman Islands. Bulletin of the Institute of Jamaica, Science Series [1940] (2):1-56
  • Greenberg, Daniel. 2014. My time with the blues. The Canadian Herpetologist 4 (1): 9-12.
  • Kalopp, S. 2014. Verschiedene Kontinente – ähnliche Probleme:? Über die Arbeit einer Reptilienauffangstation in Arizona S. Kalopp. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (108): 38-43
  • Köhler, G. 2002. Kurz vor der Ausrottung: der Blaue Leguan von Grand Cayman. Iguana Rundschreiben 15 (2): 9-10
  • Lemm, J.M. & Alberts, A.C. 2012. Cyclura. Elsevier / Academic Press, 221 pp.
  • Pagoda, P. 2011. Ein Monat als Volontär in der Karibik - der Blauen wegen. Elaphe 19 (1): 65-72
  • Rambaldi, S. 2017. Cyclura lewisi (Blue Iguana) Social behavior. Herpetological Review 48 (2): 435-436 - get paper here
  • Reynolds, R. G., Miller, A. H., Pasachnik, S. A., Knapp, C. R., Welch, M. E., Colosimo, G., ... & Iverson, J. B. 2022. Phylogenomics and Historical Biogeography of West Indian Rock Iguanas (genus Cyclura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107548 - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. and Carey, M. 1977. Systematics and evolution in the West Indian iguanid genus Cyclura. Stud. Fauna Curaçao and Carib. Is. 53(173):15-97. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. and R. Thomas. 1975. A checklist of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Carnegie Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ. 1:1-216. - get paper here
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