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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.
History:
1994 Extinct? (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: The last record of this species was in 1840.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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