Alinea lanceolata Cope, 1863

Barbados skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: see (Hedges & Conn, 2012:48)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1889 (Hedges & Conn, 2012:50)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Posisbly Extinct)



Barbados, Barbados Bank, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology









Original scientific description:

Cope, E. D. (1863) ("1862"). Contributions to Neotropical saurology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 14: 176-188.


Other references:

Fielden, H. W. (1889). Notes on the reptiles of Barbados. The Zoologist 13: 295-298.

Grant, C. (1959) Herpetology of Barbados, B. W. I. Herpetologica: 15: 97-101.

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

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]

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.


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