Mabuya hispaniolae Hedges & Conn, 2012

Hispaniola two-lined skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 7 May 1937

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Dominican Republic, Hispaniola


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: UMMZ 83305 (an adult male)

Type locality: "at the Palace Hotel in Ciudad Trujillo (= Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic" (Hedges & Conn, 2012:108)


Other specimens:

UMMZ 239592–98 (paratopotypes) (UMMZ 239593–97 are fetuses from UMMZ 239592)






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:

Inchaustegui, S., Hedges, B. & Landestoy, M. 2016. Mabuya hispaniolae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T47102869A47102875. 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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