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Leiocephalus jamaicensis ETHERIDGE, 1966

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Jamaican Curlytail 
SynonymLeiocephalus jamaicensis ETHERIDGE 1966
Leiocephalus jamaicensis — PREGILL 1992: 45 
DistributionFossils are known from Jamaica.

Type locality: Dairy Cave,2.5km W Dry Harbour, St. Ann Parish. Jamaica.

Additional fossils are known from Montego Bay Airport Cave at the west end of the air strip. Montego Bay, St. James Parish, and from Portland Ridge Caves. Clarendon Parish (Etheridge, 1966b). Most recently reported by Pregill et al. (1991) from Marta Tick Cave. 8 km WNW Quickstep, Trelawny Parish (Pregill 1992)  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 2311 (VP = vertebrate paleontology), left dentary. 
CommentConservation: Now extinct. Only known from fossils. None of the type material is believed to be older than the latest Pleistocene. 
  • Etheridge, R. 1966. An extinct lizard of the genus Leiocephalus from Jamaica. Quarterly J. Florida Acad. Sci. 29: 47-59 - 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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