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Marisora roatanae HEDGES & CONN, 2012

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesRoatán Skink 
SynonymMarisora roatanae HEDGES & CONN 2012
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — DUNN, 1936:544 (part)
Mabuya brachypodus — TAYLOR, 1956:308 (part)
Mabuya brachypoda — WEBB, 1958:1311 (part)
Mabuya mabouya mabouya — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS, 1970:200 (part)
Mabuya mabouya — WILSON & HAHN, 1973:116 (part)
Mabuya unimarginata — VILLA et al., 1988:54 (part)
Mabuya brachypoda — CAMPBELL, 1998:167 (part)
Mabuya unimarginata — LEE, 1996:247 (part)
Mabuya unimarginata — SAVAGE, 2002:503 (part)
Mabuya unimarginata — MCCRANIE et al. 2005: 114 (part) 
DistributionHonduras (Roatán)

Type locality: Jonesville, Isla de Roatán, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras, 3 m  
TypesHolotype: TCWC 21955, an adult female, collected on 11 April 1965 (collector unknown).
Paratype (n = 1). Isla de Roatán, Honduras. UTA R55232, an adult male from Oak Ridge, Isla de Roatán, Islas de la Bahía, Honduras (collected by Gary Ferguson in 1979). 
CommentSynonymy: Pinto-Sánchez et al. (2015) suggested to synonymize unimarginata, brachypoda and alliacea and roatanae into Marisora unimarginata. 
EtymologyThe species name (roatanae) is a feminine genitive singular noun referring to the distribution of the species on the island of Roatán. 
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