Pholidoscelis cineraceus (Barbour & Noble)

Guadeloupe Ameiva (Pholidoscelis cineraceus)

The Guadeloupe Ameiva was described in 1915 based on three specimens that had been collected on the island of Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, it has already been mentioned in 1667 by Jean-Baptiste Du Tetre, a French blackfriar and botanist who lived on the island for some time.

The species died out due to predation by Small Indian Mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus (Hodgson)) which had been introduced to the island in 1887.

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syn. Ameiva cineracea Barbour & Noble

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edited: 02.05.2021