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Spondylurus monae HEDGES & CONN, 2012

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMona Skink 
SynonymSpondylurus monae HEDGES & CONN 2012: 179
Mabuia sloanii — BOULENGER, 1896:113 (part)
Mabuia sloanii — MEERWARTH, 1901:37 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — STEJNEGER, 1904:608 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — BARBOUR, 1914:320 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — SCHMIDT, 1926:156 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — SCHMIDT, 1928:121 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — BARBOUR, 1930:105 (part)
Mabuya semitaeniatus — GRANT, 1931:217 (part)
Mabuya semitaeniatus — GRANT, 1932a:162 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR, 1935:129 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloanii — DUNN, 1936:544 (part)
Mabuya mabouia — BARBOUR, 1937:147 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — GRANT, 1937:504 (part).
Mabuya mabouya sloanei — SCHWARTZ & THOMAS, 1975:141 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloanei — MACLEAN et al., 1977:27 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloani — RIVERO, 1978:71 (part)
Mabuya mabouya sloanei — HEATWOLE et al., 1981:34 (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 mabouya sloani — RIVERO, 1998:394 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — MAYER & LAZELL, 2000:883 (part)
Mabuya sloanii — HENDERSON & POWELL, 2009:293 (part) 
DistributionMona Island

Type locality: Mona Island, Puerto Rico  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 73824, from Mona Island, Puerto Rico, United States (no specific locality on Mona), collected in July 1931 by Chapman Grant.
Paratypes (n = 34). Mona Island, Puerto Rico (no specific locality unless indicated). CAS 10581–82, Harry A. Beatty, September 1944; CAS 14628, Chapman Grant (no additional collection information available); CM 23774– 76, Harry A. Beatty, Sardinera, August 1944; MCZ R-36625–28, Chapman Grant, May–June 1931; RT 11933, beach woods behind Playa de Mujeres, 22–23 April 1994; UMMZ 73817–18 and 239529–32, Chapman Grant, May 1932; UMMZ 73825 and 239547, Chapman Grant, summer 1931; UMMZ 124819, Harold Heatwole, on road between lighthouse and landing pier, 5 November 1960; UMMZ 239533–46, Chapman Grant, July 1931. 
CommentConservation status: endangered (Adkins-Giese et al. 2014).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name (monae) is a feminine genitive singular noun referring to the distribution of the species on the island of Mona. 
References
  • Adkins-Giese, C.L., Curry, T., Platenberg, R. 2014. PETITION TO LIST NINE SPECIES OF CARIBBEAN SKINKS AS ENDANGERED UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, 61 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
  • 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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