Mabuya grandisterrae Hedges & Conn, 2012

Grand-Terre skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: before 20 January 1920

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe Bank, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BMNH 1920.1.20.398 (adult female)

Type locality: "Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe" (Hedges & Conn, 2012:102)



USNM 11175
USNM 11249
USNM 565045
USNM 565046






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:

Hedges, S.B., Lorvelec, O., Barré, N., Berchel, J., Combot, M.D., Vidal, N. and Pavis, C. 2016. A new species of skink from the Guadeloupe Archipelago (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuya). Caribbean Herpetology 53: 1-14.

Hedges, S. Blair., Lorvelec, O., Barré, N., Vidal, N. and Pavis, C. (2019). On the taxonomic recognition of skinks from the Guadeloupe Archipelago (Squamata Mabuyidae, Mabuya). Caribbean Herpetology 64: 1-7.

Miralles, A., Gomes, R., Angin, B. and Ibene, B. 2017. Étude systématique des scinques Mabuya de l'archipel guadeloupéen (Squamata, Scincidae) . Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France 163: 67-84.

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]

Powell, R. & Dewynter, M. 2021. Mabuya grandisterrae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T47102845A47102851. Accessed on 07 July 2022.

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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