Capitellum parvicruzae HEDGES & CONN, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Capitellum parvicruzae?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Lesser Saint Croix Skink|
|Synonym||Capitellum parvicruzae HEDGES & CONN 2012: 67|
|Distribution||Virgin Islands (St. Croix)|
Type locality: St. Croix
|Types||Holotype: ZMUC-R 99, an adult female from St. Croix (no specific locality), U. S. Virgin Islands, collected by "Mr. Eggers" and accessioned on 10 July 1875. Only known from the holotype.|
|Comment||Conservation: Critically Endangered and possibly extinct (CR A2ace)(Adkins-Giese et al. 2014).|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The Latin species name (parvicruzae) is a feminine genitive singular noun referring to the smaller size of this species (parvus, small) compared with the other species on St. Croix, Spondylurus magnacruzae sp. nov., and to its distribution. The island was named "Santa Cruz" by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and later renamed Saint Croix by the French.|