First Records for Four Reptile Species from Gasparillo Island off North-Western Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Stevland P. Charles, Patrick Corcoran, Jared Lukaszewicz, Mike G. Rutherford

Abstract


Gasparillo Island (also known as Centipede Island) is a tiny satellite located 220 m off the north-western peninsula of Trinidad at 10°40´34.36´´N, 61°39´11.83´´ W, near to Chaguaramas Bay. We made three visits to Gasparillo Island in search of reptiles.  The first was on a sunny day with passing show- ers between 1600 h and 1800 h on 13 January, 2010 (PC and JL); the second was on a sunny day  between 1100 h and 1500 h on 24 March, 2011 (SPC and MGR); and the final visit was made on an  overcast day between 1200 h and 1400 h on 11 April, 2011 (SPC and MGR).


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