Mabuya mabouya Bonnaterre 1789

Greater Martinique skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: see (Hedges & Conn, 2012:111-112)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1889

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Martinique, Martinique Bank, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology




Neotype: MNHN 5421






Original scientific description:

Bonnaterre, P. J. (1789). Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature. Erpétologie. Panckoucke, Paris, xxviii + 71 pp., 12 plates.


Other references:

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

Hedges, B. and Powell, R. 2016. Mabuya mabouya. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T47102893A47102903. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

Hedges, B. & Powell, R. 2016. Mabuya mabouya (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T47102893A115397074. Accessed on 08 July 2022.

Miralles, Aurélien et al. (2009). Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus [i]Mabuya[/i] (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156(3): 598-616. [Abstract]

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]

Pregill, Gregory K. (1981). Late Pleistocene herpetofaunas from Puerto Rico. The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publications, No. 71: 1-72.

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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