Lapitiguana impensa

Lapitiguana impensa


Extinct.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Iguania

Family: Iguanidae

Genus: Lapitiguana

Scientific Name: Lapitiguana impensa

Species Authority: Pregill and Worthy, 2003



 Not directly a Brachylophus sp, but the L. impensa did live on fiji many years ago. Fossils remains have been found on Viti Levu.

 The fossils where found in the late quaternary sediments.

This iguanid is distinct from the living Brachylophus, by the presence of a parietal forarmen located in the frontal bone and an anterior inferior alveolar forarmen in the splenial. 

The iguana seems to be basal among Iguanidae, but its relationship is unresolvable with the evidence available.