The Greater Windward Skink, Copeoglossum aurae (Reptilia: Squamata: Mabuyidae), a Semi-Arboreal Lizard of the Eastern Caribbean

John C. Murphy, Stevland P. Charles, Mike G. Rutherford, Tom Anton, Gabriel Hast, Bryan Reynolds, Joshua Traub, Graham White


Two mabuyid skinks are present in Trinidad and Tobago, the Greater Windward Skink, Copeoglossum aurae Hedges and Conn and the Lesser Windward Skink, Marisora aurulae Hedges and Conn. Both lizards have a similar distribution in the southern Windward Islands, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the Peninsula de Paria of Venezuela, with a great deal of sympatry throughout the range.

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