Copeoglossum redondae Hedges & Conn, 2012:82

Redonda skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: see (Hedges & Conn, 2012:82)


Conservation Status


Last record: between 1863 and 1873 (Hedges & Conn, 2012:82)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Redonda Island, Redonda Bank, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype (Hedges & Conn, 2012:83)

Holotype: ANSP 9517 (adult female)






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:

Bell, E.A. and Daltry, J.C. 2012. Feasibility study for the eradication of black rats Rattus rattus from Redonda, with new observations on the island's biodiversity and ecology. Report from Wildlife Management International Ltd and Fauna & Flora International to the Offshore Islands Conservation Programme, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda.

Daltry, J.C. 2016. Copeoglossum redondae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T47102774A47102780. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

Morse, A.R. 1979. The Quest for Redonda. The Reynolds Morse Foundation, Cleveland.

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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