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Mabuya montserratae HEDGES & CONN, 2012

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymMabuya montserratae HEDGES & CONN 2012: 115
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — DUNN, 1936:544 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR, 1937:147 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS, 1970:200 (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, 1999:75 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — MAYER & LAZELL, 2000:883 (part)
Mabuya mabouya — BREUIL, 2002:267 (part)
Mabuya mabouya — HENDERSON & POWELL, 2009:292 (part) 

Type locality: between Killecrankie Mydram, Waterworks Estate, and Molyneux Village, Montserrat  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-125464, an adult male, collected 6 August 1970 between Killecrankie Mydram, Waterworks Estate, and Molyneux Village, Montserrat, by J. Boos.
Paratypes (n = 7). Montserrat. BMNH, F. Watts, no specific locality, accessioned 20 September 1894; and USNM 30850 (n = 6), July 1902 (no additional collection information available).
This species is known from only 3 specimens. 
CommentDistribution: Mabuya montserratae sp. nov. is the northernmost species in the Genus Mabuya, in the Lesser Antilles.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name (montserratae) is a feminine genitive singular noun, referring to the distribution of the species on the island of Montserrat. 
  • 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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