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Celestus occiduus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Anguidae

Scientific Name: Celestus occiduus
Species Authority: (Shaw, 1802)
Common Name(s):
English Jamaica Giant Galliwasp, Sinking Galliwasp
Synonym(s):
Lacerta occidua Shaw, 1802

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Justification:
Last recorded in 1840, it is thought that the introduction of predatory species (e.g., mongooses) to Jamaica resulted in the extinction of Celestus occiduus.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Celestus occiduus was known from Jamaica.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Jamaica
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Population [top]

Population:The last record of this species was in 1840.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The introduction of predatory species (e.g., mongooses) may have resulted in the extinction of the Jamaica Giant Galliwasp.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Celestus occiduus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T4097A10382358. . Downloaded on 05 December 2016.
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