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Mabuya guadeloupae HEDGES & CONN, 2012

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesGuadeloupe Skink 
SynonymMabuya guadeloupae HEDGES & CONN 2012: 104
Eumeces mabouia — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839:646 (part)
Mabouya cepedii — GRAY, 1845:95 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR, 1914:321 (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 (Basse-Terre)

Type locality: Guadeloupe" (no specific locality, but assumed to be Basse-Terre).  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 213, an adult female, "Guadeloupe" (no specific locality, but assumed to be Basse-Terre; see Remarks), collected by Charles B. Cory in ca. 1892.
Paratypes (n = 2). Guadeloupe. FMNH 212, an adult female with same data as holotype; FMNH 214, an adult male, "Guadeloupe" (no specific locality), collected by W. W. Brown, Jr, in 1892. 
CommentConservation: extremely rare and possibly extinct. No living individual of any of these species has been seen in recent decades (Hedges et al. 2016).

Conservation: Critically Endangered and possibly extinct (CR A2ace).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name (guadeloupae) is a feminine genitive singular noun, referring to the distribution of the species on Guadeloupe. In the past, the name "Guadeloupe" was used synonymously with Basse-Terre, where the type material was probably collected and the island where the species is thought to be endemic. 
  • 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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