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Mabuya grandisterrae HEDGES & CONN, 2012

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesGrande-Terre Skink 
SynonymMabuya grandisterrae HEDGES & CONN 2012: 101
Eumeces mabouia — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839:646 (part)
Mabouya cepedii — GRAY, 1845:95 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR, 1914:320 (part)
Mabuya sp. indet. — BARBOUR, 1930:105
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR, 1935:129 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — DUNN, 1936:544 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR, 1937:147 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — UNDERWOOD, 1963:83 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — SCHWARTZ & THOMAS, 1975:141 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — MACLEAN et al., 1977:38 (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, 1999:84 (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) 
DistributionGuadeloupe (Grande-Terre)

Type locality: Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1920.1.20.398, an adult female, collected at Pointe-à-Pitre, Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe, by "Vitrac" and donated to the BMNH by F. Lataste; entered into the BMNH registry on 20 January 1920 (and thus collected at some time before that date).
Paratypes (n = 4). Guadeloupe. USNM 11175, USNM 11249 and USNM 565045–46, May 1880, Guadeloupe, no specific locality (no collector information available). 
CommentConservation: extremely rare and possibly extinct. No living individual of any of these species has been seen in recent decades (Hedges et al. 2016). Critically Endangered and possibly extinct (CR A2ace).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name (grandisterrae) is a feminine genitive singular noun, referring to the distribution of the species on Grand-Terre, Guadeloupe. 
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1–244 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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