Chioninia spinalis

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Chioninia spinalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Chioninia
Species: C. spinalis
Binomial name
Chioninia spinalis
(Boulenger, 1906)
  • Mabuya spinalis
    Boulenger, 1906
  • Mabuia salensis
    Angel, 1935
  • Mabuya stangeri maioensis
    Mertens, 1955

Chioninia spinalis (English name: probably Spinal or Spined skink) is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands.[1][2]

One of the places that the species are founded are in Serra Malagueta and its Natural Park.[3]


There are five subspecies:[2]


  • Angel, 1935 : Lézards des Îles du Cap Vert, rapportés par M. le Professeur Chevalier. Description de espèces nouvelles (Lizards of the Cape Verde Islands). Bulletin by the Museum of Natural History, Paris, series 2, vol. VII p. 165-169
  • Boulenger, 1906 : Report on the reptiles collected by the late L. Fea in West Africa. Annali di Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Annals of the Genoa Civic Museum of Natural History), series 3, vol. II, p. 196-216
  • Mertens, 1955 : Die Eidechen der Kapverden. Commentationes biologicae, vol. 15, no. 15, p. 1-16


  1. ^ a b Vasconcelos, R. (2013). "Chioninia spinalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T13152418A13152425. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Chioninia spinalis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 30 November 2016.
  3. ^ Wildlife of Serra Malagueta. Eco Serra Malagueta. 
  4. ^ a b Miralles, Aurélien; Vasconcelos, Raquel; Perera, Ana; Harris, David J.; Carranza, Salvador (2011) [Published online 11 November 2010]. "An integrative taxonomic revision of the Cape Verdean skinks (Squamata, Scincidae)". Zoologica Scripta. 40 (1): 16–44. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00453.x.