Pholidoscelis 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.
The specific name, maynardi, is in honor of American ornithologist Charles Johnson Maynard.
Males of P. maynardi measure an average of 72 mm (2.83 in) snout-vent length (SVL), and females average 70 mm (2.76 in) SVL.
P. maynardi is mainly insectivorous, however, little is known of its natural history.
P. 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.
P. maynardi is oviparous.
Subspecies and distribution
Three subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies. The