Leiocephalus inaguae

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Leiocephalus inaguae
Conservation status

Least Concern  (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Leiocephalidae
Genus: Leiocephalus
Species: L. inaguae
Binomial name
Leiocephalus inaguae
Cochran, 1931

Leiocephalus inaguae, commonly known as the Inagua curlytail lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Leiocephalidae.

Description

Males of L. inaguae can reach 90 mm (3.5 inches) snout-to-vent length (SVL), females are smaller at about 74 mm (3 inches) SVL. There is a strong colouration difference between the males and females (dichromatism).

Habitat

L. inaguae prefers dry, exposed areas and is common on the coast, where it can be found amongst building materials, rocks, and drift wood.

Diet

The species L. inaguae is a typical omnivore, feeding on insects (Lepidoptera larvae, Coleoptera, Formicidae), spiders, fruits, flowers, and buds.

Geographic range

The Inagua curly-tailed lizard is endemic to the Bahamas and has an extremely restricted range as it is only found on Great Inagua.

Conservation status

L. inaguae is not listed by the IUCN or CITES as needing any special conservation, however, research is needed to determine its vulnerability due to its restricted range.

References

  1. ^ Buckner, S. (2016). "Leiocephalus inaguae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T75306850A115482636.
  2. ^ a b Schwartz A, Henderson RW (1991). Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and Natural History. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. 714 pp. ISBN 978-0813010496.

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