Spondylurus magnacruzae Hedges & Conn, 2012

Greater S(ain)t Croix skink

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: see Hedges & Conn, 2012:170

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1882 (Saint Croix); 6 August 1964; 19 June 1987 (Hedges & Meier, 2013); September 2000? (Green Cay)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

This species was reported from Green Cay in September 2000 by (Evans et al. 2010). It therefore may still be extant. Or if this record is valid and the species is extinct then it must be one of the most recently extinct species.

 

Distribution

S(ain)t Croix and its satellite Green Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: ZMUC-R 100

Type locality: "St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands" (Hedges & Conn, 2012:170)

 

Paratypes:

ANSP 9401
BMNH 59.3.14.18
BMNH 59.3.14.19
BMNH 59.3.14.20
BMNH 59.3.14.21
BMNH unaccessioned
KU 242174
ZMUC-R 95
ZMUC-R 98

 

Media

 

 

References

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:

Evans, M. A. et al. (2010). Sandy Point, Green Cay and Buck Island National Wildlife Refuges. Conservation Action Plan. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. 264 pp.

Hedges, B. (2013). Spondylurus magnacruzae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T47103224A47103228. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T47103224A47103228.en. Downloaded on 14 December 2015.

Hedges, S. B. and Meier, A. J. (2013). Spondylurus magnacruzae (Greater Saint Croix Skink). Conservation. Caribbean Herpetology 46: 1.

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]

https://www.caribherp.org/sight_all.php?mob=y

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/16074/spondylurus-magnacruzae-greater-croix-skink

https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Spondylurus&species=magnacruzae

 

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