Mabuya mabouya


Taxonavigation: Scincoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Subfamilia: Mabuyinae
Genus: Mabuya
Species: M. cochonae – M. desiradae – M. dominicana – M. grandisterrae – M. guadeloupae – M. hispaniolae – M. mabouya – M. montserratae


Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826

Type species: Lacerta mabouya Bonnaterre, 1789: 51 by absolute tautonymy (not Lacertus mabouya Lacèpede, 1788: 378.).


  • Mabuya Rafinesque, 1815: 76 (nomen nudum).
  • Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826: 23.
  • Mabuia — Cuvier, 1829: 64 (unjustified emendation).
  • Mabouya — Duméril & Bibron, 1839: 579 (unjustified emendation).
  • Mabouya — Gray, 1845: 93 (unjustified emendation).
  • Mabuia — Cope, 1862: 185 (unjustified emendation).
  • Mabuia — Boulenger, 1887: 150 (unjustified emendation).
  • Mabuia — Cope, 1900: 616 (unjustified emendation).
  • Mabuia — Meerwarth, 1901: 37 (unjustified emendation).
  • Mabuya — Taylor, 1956: 295 (part).
  • Mabuya — Greer, 1970: 172 (part).
  • Mabuya — Mausfeld et al., 2002: 288.
  • Mabuya — Hedges & Conn, 2012: 85.


  • Fitzinger, L. 1826: Neue Classification der Reptilien nach ihren natürlischen Verwandtschaften nebst einer Verwandtschafts-Tafel und einem Verzeichnisse der Reptilien-Sammlung des k. k. zoologisch Museum's zu Wien. J. G. Huebner, Wien, viii + 66 pp., 1 foldout table.

  • Dunn, E.R. 1936: Notes on American mabuyas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 87: 533–557.
  • Anonymous (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature). 1954. Opinion 240. Correction of an erroneous entry in the “Official List of Generic Names in Zoology” relating to the type species of the nominal genus “Mabuya” Fitzinger, 1826 (Class Reptilia) (Correction of an error in “Opinion” 92). Opinion Declaration International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 5: 3–11.
  • Anonymous (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature). 1987. Opinion 1463. De Lacépède, 1788–1789, Histoire Naturelle des Serpens and Later editions: rejected as a non-binominal work. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 44:265–267.
  • Ramanamanjato, J.B.; Nussbaum, R.A. & Raxworthy, C.J. 1999: A new species of Mabuya Fitzinger (Squamata: Scincidae: Lygosominae) from northern Madagascar. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Science (General), Science Occasional Papers 728. Full article.
  • Greer, A.E. & Broadley, D.G. 2000: Six characters of systematic importance in the Scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Hamadryad 25: 1–12.
  • Greer, A.E. & Nussbaum, R.A. 2000: New character useful in the Systematics of the Scincid Lizard Genus Mabuya. Copeia :615–618.
  • Carranza, S.; Arnold, N.E. 2003: Investigating the origin of transoceanic distributions: mtDNA shows Mabuya lizards (Reptilia, Scincidae) crossed the Atlantic twice. Systematics and Biodiversity 1 (2): 275–282. DOI: 10.1017/S1477200003001099
  • Jesus, J.; Brehm, A.; Harris, D.J. 2005: Relationships of scincid lizards (Mabuya spp.) from the islands of the Gulf of Guinea based on mtDNA sequence data. Amphibia-Reptilia 26: 467–473.
  • Miralles, A. 2005: The identity of Lacertus mabouya Lacépède, 1788, with description of a neotype: an approach toward the taxonomy of New World Mabuya. Herpetologica 61 (1): 46–53. DOI: 10.1655/04-50.1
  • Whiting, A.S.; Sites Jr., J.W.; Pellegrino, K.C.M.; Rodrigues, M.T. 2006: Comparing alignment methods for inferring the history of the new world lizard genus Mabuya (Squamata: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 719–730. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2005.11.011
  • Miralles, A.; Fuenmayor, G.R.; Bonillo, C.; Schargel, W.E.; Barros, T.; García-Perez, J.E.; Barrio-Amorós, C.L. 2009: Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156 (3): 598–616. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00487.x
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288(1): 1–244. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3288.1.1  . ISBN 978-1-86977-893-4 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-86977-894-1 (online edition). PDF. Reference page

Vernacular namesEdit

English: Antillean Two-lined Skinks
հայերեն: Մաբույա
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