The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Spondylurus monitae Hedges & Conn, 2012

Monito (islet) skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1993

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Monito islet, Puerto Rico


Biology & Ecology










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). Spondylurus monitae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T47103260A47103266. Downloaded on 14 December 2015.

Rolle, F.J., Heatwole, H., Levins, R. and Torres, F. (1964). Faunal notes on Monito Island, Puerto Rico. Caribbean Journal of Science 4: 321-322.


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