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Leiocephalus etheridgei PREGILL, 1981

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Morovis Curlytail 
SynonymLeiocephalus etheridgei PREGILL 1981
Leiocephalus etheridgei — PREGILL 1992: 43 
DistributionFossils are known from Puerto Rico.

Type locality: Blackbone 1 Cave, 1 .2 km S Barrio de Barahona. Municipio de Morovis, Puerto Rico. Late Pleistocene.  
TypesHolotype: USNM (VP) 259190. Right dentary. 
CommentConservation: Extinct. Pregill 1981 referred several skeletal elements to this species. 
EtymologyNamed after Richard Emmett Etheridge (16 Sep 1929 - 14 Jan 2019), American herpetologist. See Espinoza & Queiroz for biographical details. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bons, J.; Bons. N. 1960. Notes sur la reproduction et le developpement de Chamaeleo chamaeleon. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Phys. Maroc 40: 323-335
  • Espinoza, Robert E. and Kevin de Queiroz 2008. Richard Emmett Etheridge. Copeia 2008, No. 3, 708–717 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Vyas, Raju 2007. Present conservation scenario of reptile fauna in Gujarat State, India. Indian Forester, Oct 2007: 1381-1394 - get paper here
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