Griswold's ameiva

Griswold's ameiva

Griswold's ameiva

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Pholidoscelis griswoldi

Griswold's ameiva (Pholidoscelis griswoldi ) is a species of lizard in the family Teiidae. The species is endemic to Antigua and Barbuda, where it is found on both islands. It is also known as the Antiguan ameiva or the Antiguan ground lizard.

Animal name origin

The specific name, griswoldi, is in honor of Dr. Donald W. Griswold who was Director of the Rockefeller West Indian Hookworm Commission.

Appearance

Populations of P. griswoldi on Barbuda are dark brown with irregular, cream-colored splotches. The flanks are pale blue-green and tan, with black spots and markings. The ventral surface is gray with black on its chest.

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P. griswoldi is common on Barbuda, and more common on the offshore islands of Antigua than on that main island.

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References

1. Griswold's ameiva Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griswold's_ameiva
2. Griswold's ameiva on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/50009821/121641260

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