The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Capitellum parvicruzae Hedges & Conn, 2012:67

Lesser St. Crox skink

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: before 10 July 1875 (when the holotype was accessioned)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

This recently described species is only known from the holotype (Hedges & Conn, 2012:69). Its extinction can probably be attributed to the introduction of mongoose onto its island habitat (Ibid.).

 

Distribution

St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: ZMUC-R 99 (adult female)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Hedges, S. Blair and Conn, Caitlin E. (2012). A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1-244.

 

Other references:

Hedges, B. (2013). Capitellum parvicruzae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T47102699A47102708. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T47102699A47102708.en. Downloaded on 14 December 2015.

Hedges, B. 2013. Capitellum parvicruzae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T47102699A47102708. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T47102699A47102708.en. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

Powell, Robert and Henderson, Robert W. (2012). Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(2): 85-166. [considers this taxon possibly extinct]

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/16065/capitellum-parvicruzae-lesser-croix-skink

https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Capitellum&species=parvicruzae

 

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