Spondylurus haitiae Hedges & Conn, 2012

Hispaniola(n) four-lined skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1857-1858 (Martin et al., 2023)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










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:

Landestoy, M., Inchaustegui, S. & Hedges, B. (2016). Spondylurus haitiae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T47103175A47103181. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

Landestoy, M., Inchaustegui, S. & Hedges, B. 2016. Spondylurus haitiae (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T47103175A115397993. Accessed on 08 July 2022.

Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]

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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