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Celestus occiduus

(Jamaica Giant Galliwasp)

Overview

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Extinct

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Jamaica Giant Galliwasp, Jamaican Giant Galliwasp, Jamaican Giant Galliwasp, Sinking Galliwasp, Sinking Galliwasp

Description

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Habitat

Biome: Terrestrial [1].

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Celestus occiduus — Schwartz & Henderson 1991: 378 • Diploglossus occiduus Boulenger 1885: 290 • Diploglossus shawii DumÉril & Bibron 1839: 590 • Lacerta occidua Shaw 1802: 288 • Macrogongylus brauni WERNER 1901: 299< /i> (Fide BÖhme & Fischer 1998)

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Holotype: BMNH XV.1 18a. now probably extinct .

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Celestus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 19 species and subspecies in this genus:

C. anelpistus (Giant Hispaniolan Galliwasp) · C. badius (Navassa Island Galliwasp) · C. costatus (Costate Galliwasp) · C. crusculus (Jamaican Galliwasp) · C. curtissi (Hispaniolan Khaki Galliwasp) · C. darlingtoni (Darlington's Galliwasp) · C. duquesneyi (Duquesney's Galliwasp) · C. enneagrammus (Huaxteca Lesser Galliwasp) · C. fowleri (Fowler's Galliwasp) · C. hewardi (Heward's Galliwasp) · C. macrotus (Thomas' Galliwasp) · C. marcanoi (Marcano's Galliwasp) · C. microblepharis (Tinyeyelid Galliwasp) · C. montanus (Mountain Lesser Galliwasp) · C. occiduus (Jamaica Giant Galliwasp) · C. rozellae (Rozella's Lesser Galliwasp) · C. sepsoides (Hispaniolan Four-Toed Galliwasp) · C. stenurus (Cope's Galliwasp) · C. warreni (Giant Hispaniolan Galliwasp)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Celestus occiduus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-14