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Alinea lanceolata (COPE, 1863)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBarbados Skink 
SynonymMabuia lanceolata COPE 1863:187
Mabuya agilis — BOCOURT 1879: 395 (part)
Mabuia sloanii — BOULENGER 1887: 193 (part)
Mabuia agilis — FIELDEN, 1889: 297 (part)
Mabuya lanceolata — BARBOUR 1914: 320
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR, 1930: 105 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR 1935: 129 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — DUNN 1936: 544 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR 1937: 147 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — GRANT 1959: 101 (part)
Mabuya lanceolata — UNDERWOOD 1963: 83
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 200 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — SCHWARTZ & THOMAS 1975: 141 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — MACLEAN et al. 1977: 40 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1988: 150 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 457 (part)
Mabuya bistriata — POWELL et al. 1996: 82 (part)
Mabuya bistriata — MALHOTRA & THORPE 1999: 97 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — MAYER & LAZELL, 2000: 883 (part)
Mabuya mabouya — BREUIL, 2002: 267 (part)
Mabuya mabouya — MIRALLES, 2005: 49 (part)
Mabuya mabouya — HENDERSON & POWELL 2009: 292 (part)
Alinea lanceolata — HEDGES & CONN 2012 
DistributionBarbados  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: USNM 6041 (two specimens, recataloged; new lectotype designation: USNM 6041, formerly 6041A; new paralectotype designation: USNM 572080, formerly 6041B), collected by Professor Theodore Gill on Barbados. 
CommentSynonymy after HEDGES & CONN 2012.

Type species: Mabuya pergravis BARBOUR 1921: 85 is the type species of the genus Alinea HEDGES & CONN 2012.

Phylogenetics: Marisora and Alinea were recovered as non-monophyletic groups by PINTO-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2015, hence these authors suggested to synonymize Alinea with Mabuya.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name (lanceolata) is a feminine Latin adjective, meaning spear-like, referring to the acuminate head shape, although this feature is a characteristic of the entire genus Alinea and even more evident in A. pergravis. 
References
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  • Barbour, Thomas 1914. A Contribution to the Zoögeography of the West Indies, with Especial Reference to Amphibians and Reptiles. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy 44 (2): 205-359 - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas 1930. Some faunistic changes in the Lesser Antilles. Proc. New England Zool. Club 11: 73-85
  • Barbour, Thomas 1930. A list of Antillean Reptiles and Amphibians. Zoologica 11 (4): 61-116 - get paper here
  • Barbour,T. 1937. Third list of Antillean reptiles and amphibians. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 82 (2): 77-166 - get paper here
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