Martinique Spectacled Tegu

Martinique Spectacled Tegu
Martinique Spectacled Tegu
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gymnophthalmidae
Genus: Gymnophthalmus
Species: G. pleei
Bocourt, 1881
Binomial name
Gymnophthalmus pleei
  • G. p. pleei
  • G. p. luetkeni
  • G. p. nesydrion

Gymnophthalmus pleii

The Martinique Spectacled Tegu (Gymnophthalmus pleei) is a microteiid lizard found in the Caribbean, on the Lesser Antilles islands of Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Maria I.

The nominate subspecies, G. p. pleei, is endemic to Martinique, and G. p. luetkeni and G. p. nesydrion are restricted to Saint Lucia. The populations on Guadeloupe and Dominica have not yet been assigned to subspecies.


  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999). Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. Macmillan Education Ltd.. pp. 33–34, 84, 91, 93. ISBN 0-333-69141-5. 
  • Schwartz, A.; Henderson, R. W. (1991). Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies: Descriptions, Distributions, and Natural History. University of Florida Press. ISBN 0813010497. 

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