Capitellum metallicum (Bocourt, 1879:400)

Lesser Martinique skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mabuya metallica Bocourt, 1879:400


Conservation Status


Last record: 1820 or later

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Martinique, Martinique Bank, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology




Lectotype: MNHN 5424 (adult female)






Original scientific description:

Bocourt, M. F. (1879). Recherches Zoologiques pour Servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique, Etudes sur les Reptiles. In: Duméril, A., Bocourt, M.F. & Mocquard, F. (Eds.), Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, pp. 360-440.


Other references:

Barbour, Thomas. (1930). A list of Antillean Reptiles and Amphibians Zoologica 11(4): 61-116.

Barbour, Thomas. (1935). A second list of Antillean reptiles and amphibians. Zoologica 19(3): 77-141.

Boulenger, G. A. (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp.

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

Hedges, B. and Powell, R. (2016). Capitellum metallicum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T47102682A47102692. 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]

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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