|Dominica skink Mabuya dominicana|
Mabuya is a genus of long-tailed skinks restricted to species from various Caribbean islands. They are primarily carnivorous, though many are omnivorous. The genus is viviparous, having a highly evolved placenta that resembles that of eutherian mammals. Formerly, many Old World species were placed here, as Mabuya was a kind of "wastebasket taxon". These Old World species are now placed in the genera Chioninia, Eutropis, and Trachylepis. Under the older classification, the New World species were referred to as "American mabuyas", and now include the genera Alinea, Aspronema, Brasiliscincus, Capitellum, Maracaiba, Marisora, Varzea, and Copeoglossum.
Most species in this genus are feared to be possibly extinct due to introduced predators.
- Mabuya cochonae Hedges & Conn, 2012 – Cochon's skink (possibly extinct)
- Mabuya desiradae Hedges & Conn, 2012 – Désirade skink
- Mabuya dominicana Garman, 1887 – Dominica skink
- Mabuya grandisterrae Hedges & Conn, 2012 – Grande-Terre skink (possibly extinct)
- Mabuya guadeloupae Hedges & Conn, 2012 – Guadeloupe skink (possibly extinct)
- Mabuya hispaniolae Hedges & Conn, 2012 – Hispaniolan two-lined skink (possibly extinct)
- Mabuya mabouya (Bonnaterre, 1789) – Greater Martinique skink (possibly extinct)
- Mabuya montserratae Hedges & Conn, 2012 – Montserrat skink (possibly extinct)
- Mabuya parviterrae Hedges, Lorvelec, Barre, Berchel, Combot, Vidal, & Pavis, 2016 – Petite Terre skink
- Fitzinger LI (1826). Neue Classification der Reptilien nach ihren natürlichen Verwandtschaften. Nebst einer Verwandtschafts-tafel und einem Verzeichnisse der Reptilien-Sammlung des K.K. Zoologischen Museums zu Wien. Vienna: J.G. Heubner. 5 unnumbered + 67 pp. + one plate. (Mabuya, new genus, p. 23). (in German and Latin).
- Media related to Mabuya at Wikimedia Commons
- Data related to Mabuya at Wikispecies
- Mabuya by Cyberlizard at web.archive.org.