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Spondylurus spilonotus Wiegmann, 1837:135

Greater Virgin Islands skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Euprepes spilonotus Wiegmann, 1837:135


Conservation Status

Last record: 1877

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



St. John & St. Thomas, Puerto Rico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wiegmann, A. F. A. (1837) Herpetologische Notizen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 3: 123-136.


Other references:

Hedges, B. 2013. Spondylurus spilonotus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T47103328A47103336. Downloaded on 14 December 2015.

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

Perry, G., and Gerber, G.P. 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in the British Virgin Islands: Status and patterns. Applied Herpetology [2006]: 237-256.

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]


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