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Capitellum parvicruzae Hedges & Conn, 2012:67

Lesser St. Crox skink

 

 

Locality
St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands
Last Record
Before 10 July 1875 (when the holotype was accessioned)
IUCN status
[url=http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/47102699/0]Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)[/url]
The Reptile Database
http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Capitellum&species=parvicruzae
TSE Forum thread
http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/16065/capitellum-parvicruzae-lesser-croix-skink
Hypodigm
[b]Holotype:[/b] ZMUC-R 99 (adult female)
Notes
This newly described species is only known from the holotype (Hedges & Conn, 2012:69). Its extinction can probably be attributed to the introduction of mongoose onto its island habitat (Ibid.).
References
[b]Original Scientific Description[/b]

Hedges, S. Blair and Conn, Caitlin E. (2012). [url=http://www.hedgeslab.org/pubs/235.pdf]A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae)[/url]. Zootaxa 3288: 1-244.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Hedges, B. (2013). Capitellum parvicruzae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T47102699A47102708. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T47102699A47102708.en. Downloaded on 14 December 2015.

Hedges, B. 2013. Capitellum parvicruzae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T47102699A47102708. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T47102699A47102708.en. Downloaded on 17 December 2016.

Powell, Robert and Henderson, Robert W. (2012). [url=https://andeanbutterflies.org/bulletin/vol51no2.pdf]Island lists of West Indian amphibians and reptiles[/url]. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 51(2): 85-166. [considers this taxon possibly extinct]