Gonglyomorphus bojerii borbonica Vinson, 1970

Réunion skink, Réunion slit-eared skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gonglyomorphus borbonica Vinson, 1970


Conservation Status


Last record: 1839

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Réunion, Mascarene Islands


Biology & Ecology










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Cheke, Anthony S. (1987). An ecological history of the Mascarene Islands, with particular reference to extinctions and introductions of land vertebrates. In: Diamond, A. W. (ed.) Mascarene Island Birds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 5-89.

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Cole, N. 2009. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Mauritius. Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, Vacoas, Mauritius.

Cole, N. 2011. Driven to extinction: The invasion of the musk shrew Suncus murinus on Flat Island. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey.

Daruty de Grandpré, A. 1883. Rapport annuel de secrétaire 5 Fevrier 1881. Annales des Sciences Naturelles 22: 292-299.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Jones, C.G. 1993. The ecology and conservation of Mauritian skinks. Proceedings of The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius 5: 71-95.

Probst, J-M. 1998. Les Scincidae disparus de La Réunion: le Grand Scinque Leiolopisma sp., le Scinque de Bojer Gongylomorphus bojerii et le Scinque de Bouton Cryptoblepharus boutonii. Bulletin Phaethon 7: 1-4.

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

Sanchez, M. 2021. Gongylomorphus borbonicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T17023321A17023353. Accessed on 18 June 2022.


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