Alinea luciae Garman, 1887:51

St Lucia skink, Saint Lucia skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mabuya luciae Garman, 1887


Conservation Status


Last record: 1888-1889 (Hedges & Conn, 2012:54)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



St Lucia, St Lucia Bank, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ R-6046


Other specimens:







Original scientific description:

Garman, S. (1887). On West Indian reptiles. Scincidae. Bulletin of the Essex Institute, 19: 51-53.


Other references:

Anonymous. (1889). Societies and academies. Nature 40: 190-191.

Barbour, T. (1914). A contribution to the zoögeography of the West Indies, with especial reference to amphibians and reptiles. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 44: 209-359 + 1 plate (includes seven foldout tables).

Barbour, T. 1937. Third list of Antilean reptiles and amphibians. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 82: 77-166.

Boulenger, G. A. (1891). On reptiles, batrachians, and fishes from the Lesser West Indies. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1891: 351-357.

Daltry, J. C. and Powell, R. (2016). Alinea luciae (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44579175A115387556. Accessed on 30 June 2022.

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

Miralles, Aurélien et al. (2009). Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156(3): 598-616. [Abstract]

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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