Macroscincus coctei

The Macroscincus coctei is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

No Macroscincus coctei has been observed since early in the 20th century. Causes cited for their decline include overhunting for food and use for 'skink oil' by natives of neighboring islands and prolonged drought. More

certain Macroscincus coctei lived until the end of the last century Landscape of Ilheu Razo. Landscape of Boa Vista with the palms Phoenix atlantica. More

Macroscincus coctei was most likely found throughout the island chain but in recorded times this skink was found only on the two smallest islands in the fifteen island archipelago (Ilhe'u Branco-1.2 sq. miles and Ilhe'u Razo-2.7 sq. miles). More

Macroscincus coctei is commonly known as the Cape Verde Giant Skink or Cocteau's Skink in English. Conservation Status: Macroscincus coctei is classified as EX on the IUCN Red List. More specifically, Macroscincus coctei . More

that Macroscincus coctei has been linked to the Mabuya genus and may both belong to the same clade. Evidence suggests that due to rafting episodes, Mabuya species occupied the Cape Verde archipelago from West Africa. More

No Macroscincus coctei has been observed since early in the 20th century. More

* Macroscincus coctei DUM More

Cape Verde Giant Skink Macroscincus coctei – 149 viewsThis specimen is exhibited in the Musem of Natural History, Vienna. The other skink on the right side is a Solomon Islands skink, the biggest living skink. More

|- Macroscincus coctei Duméril & Bibron 1839 `- Didosaurus mauritianus (Günther 1877) Hemiergis quadridigitatum Mabuya rugifera Tiliqua multifasciata Sternfeld 1919 * Type species of generic name More

Common names

Cape Verde Giant Skink, Bibron’s Skink in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Scincidae
Genus : Macroscincus
Species : Macroscincus coctei
Authority : DUM