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Spondylurus lineolatus (NOBLE, 1933)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesLined Mabuya 
SynonymMabuya lineolata NOBLE & HASSLER 1933:16
Mabuya lineolata — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 455
Mabuya lineolata — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Spondylurus lineolatus — HEDGES & CONN 2012: 164 
DistributionHispaniola (N Haiti, N Dominican Republic)

Type locality: Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi Province, República Dominicana.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 42145, female 
CommentFor illustrations see Cochran, 1941 and HEDGES & CONN 2012.

Similar speces: Ameiva lineolata. 
EtymologyNot provided in the original description. However, the species name (lineolatus) is a feminine singular adjective derived from the Latin linea (line), hence lined, referring accurately to the lineate dorsal pattern of this species. 
  • Cochran, D.M. 1941. The herpetology of Hispaniola. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 177: vii + 398 pp. - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1–244 - get paper here
  • Mausfeld, Patrick; Andreas SCHMITZ; Wolfgang BÖHME; Bernhard MISOF; Davor VRCIBRADIC; Carlos Frederico Duarte ROCHA 2002. Phylogenetic Affinities of Mabuya atlantica Schmidt, 1945, Endemic to the Atlantic Ocean Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha (Brazil): Necessity of Partitioning the Genus Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826 (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Zool. Anz. 241: 281–293
  • Miralles, Aurélien 2006. A new species of Mabuya (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) from the Caribbean Island of San Andrés, with a new interpretation of nuchal scales: a character of taxonomic importance. The Herpetological Journal 16 (1):1-7.
  • Noble, G. K. and W. G. Hassler 1933. Two new species of frogs, five new species and a new race of lizards from the Dominican Republic. American Museum Novitates 652: 1-17. - get paper here
  • Schwartz, A. & Henderson, R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
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