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Spondylurus anegadae HEDGES & CONN, 2012

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAnegada Skink 
SynonymSpondylurus anegadae HEDGES & CONN 2012: 139
Mabuya sloanii — GRANT, 1937:520 (part)
Mabuya mabouya — BARBOUR, 1937:147 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloanei — SCHWARTZ & THOMAS, 1975: 141 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloanei — MACLEAN et al., 1977: 33 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloanei — HEATWOLE et al., 1981: 34 (part)
Mabuya mabouya — MACLEAN, 1982: 36 (part)
Mabuya sloanei — LAZELL, 1983: 104 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloanei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON, 1988: 151 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloanei — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON, 1991: 457 (part)
Mabuya bistriata — POWELL et al., 1996: 82 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — MAYER & LAZELL, 2000: 883 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — PERRY & GERBER, 2006: 244 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — HENDERSON & POWELL, 2009: 293 (part) 
DistributionBritish Virgin Islands (Anegada)

Type locality: Anegada  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 80583, an adult female, collected 6 April 1936 on Anegada (no specific locality), British Virgin Islands, by Chapman Grant.
Paratypes (n = 37). Anegada, British Virgin Islands. MCZ R-42381 and UMMZ 239502–528 (paratopotypes), same collection data as holotype; CM 17357–58, Harry A. Beatty (no additional collection information available); KU 242057, Albert Schwartz, vicinity of The Settlement, 18 August 1964; KU 242058–63, Albert Schwartz, The Settlement, 28 March 1968. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name (anegadae) is a feminine genitive singular noun referring to the distribution of the species on the island of Anegada. 
  • Heatwole, H., Levins, R., & Byer, M.D. 1981. Biogeography of the Puerto Rican Bank. Atoll Res. Bull. no. 251: 62 pp.
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1–244 - get paper here
  • Lazell, J. D., Jr. 1983. Biogeography of the herpetofauna of the British Virgin Islands, with description of a new anole (Sauria: Iguanidae), p. 99-1 17. In A. G. J. Rhodin and K. Miyata (eds.), Advances in Herpetology and Evolutionary Biology. Essays in Honor of Ernest E. W Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • MacLean, W.P. 1982. Reptiles and amphibians of the Virgin Islands. MacMillan Caribbean, London: vii + 54 pp.
  • 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
  • Perry, G. & Gerber, G.P. 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in the British Virgin Islands: Status and patterns. Applied Herpetology 3 (3): 237-256 - get paper here
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