|Mabuya mabouya at Cabrits National Park, Dominica.|
It was previously thought to be widespread throughout the Neotropics, but a taxonomic revision in 2005 established it as endemic to the Lesser Antilles. It is common only on Dominica, where it is widespread in coastal regions and can also be found in cultivated areas at high elevations. It also remains present, though very rare, on Grenada, Guadeloupe and Saint Lucia. Populations on Martinique and Barbados are believed to be extinct.
It has been confused with M. bistriata, and so many accounts have attributed M. mabouya populations to M. bistriata. Their relationship is still unclear. On Dominica, it can be confused with Gymnophthalmus pleei or juvenile Ameiva fuscata due to their similar appearance.
- Evans, Peter G.H.; James, Arlington (1997). Dominica, Nature Island of the Caribbean: Wildlife Checklists. Dominica Ministry of Tourism. p. 20.
- Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S.; Hypolite, Eric; James, Arlington (2007). "A report on the status of the herpetofauna of the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies". Appl. Herpetol. 4: 177–94. doi:10.1163/157075407780681365.
- "Inventory and status of the natural and cultural resource base". oas.org. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
- Media related to Mabuya mabouya at Wikimedia Commons
- Mabuya mabouya at the Encyclopedia of Life
- Mabuya mabouya at the Reptile Database
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