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
Lacerta occidua Shaw, 1802

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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:
1994 Extinct? (Ex?)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Celestus occiduus was known from Jamaica.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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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 07 October 2015.
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