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Ameiva maynardi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Reptilia
Family  Teiidae
Scientific name  Ameiva maynardi
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squamata
Genus  Ameiva
Rank  Species
Similar  Martinique giant ameiva, Ameiva cineracea, Ameiva lineolata, Ameiva plei, Ameiva atrigularis

Ameiva maynardi, commonly known as the Great Inagua ameiva, Inagua ameiva, or Inagua blue-tailed lizard, is species of lizard, a member of the family Teiidae. The species is endemic to the Bahamas. Three subspecies have been described.

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Etymology

The specific name, maynardi, is in honor of American ornithologist Charles Johnson Maynard.

Description

Ameiva maynardi is considered quite small compared to other Ameiva species. Males measure an average of 72 mm (2.83 in) snout-vent length (SVL), and females average 70 mm (2.76 in) SVL.

Diet

Ameiva maynardi is mainly insectivorous, however, little is known of its natural history.

Habitat

Ameiva maynardi is often encountered in the upper beach zone. It prefers sandy and loamy areas, but is also found in rocky and sparse vegetative areas.

Subspecies

Three subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies.

  • Ameiva maynardi maynardi Garman, 1888
  • Ameiva maynardi parvinaguae Barbour & Shreve, 1936
  • Ameiva maynardi uniformis Noble & Klingel, 1932
  • Distribution

    Ameiva maynardi is found only in Inagua, Bahamas. A. m. maynardi is found on the north and west coasts of Great Inagua Island. A. m. parvinaguae is found on Little Inagua. A. m. uniformis is found in the eastern and southern portions of Great Inagua Island.

    References

    Ameiva maynardi Wikipedia


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