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Leiocephalus partitus PREGILL, 1981

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Higher TaxaLeiocephalidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Guanica Curlytail 
SynonymLeiocephalus partitus PREGILL 1981: 39
Leiocephalus partitus — PREGILL 1992: 48
Leiocephalus partidus — HEDGES et al. 2019 (in error) 
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. 
  • Hedges SB, Powell R, Henderson RW, Hanson S, and Murphy JC 2019. Definition of the Caribbean Islands biogeographic region, with checklist and recommendations for standardized common names of amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Herpetology 67: 1–53
  • 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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