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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Marisora
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Marisora

Middle American Skinks

Zentralamerikanische Skinke

Centralamerikanske Skinker

2012 Marisora Hedges & Conn (type species: Mabuia unimarginata Cope 1862)
Contents: 13 species, of which 7 (53.8%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: This genus includes species or populations previously assigned to Mabuya. Two species (berengerae, pergravis) were previously assigned to Alinea.
Distribution: Mexico, Central America, N. South America, West Indies.
Reported from: Belize, (incl. Turneffe Islands), Colombia (incl. Providencia, San Andres, Santa Catalina), Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Guanaja, Roatan, Utila]), Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo [incl. Cozumel], Sinaloa, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan), Nicaragua (incl. Islas del Maiz [Isla Grande del Maiz]), Panama, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), Venezuela.

Marisora alliacea

Costa Rican Four-lined Skink, Middle American Four-lined Skink

Costaricanischer Vierstreifenskink

Costaricansk Firstribeskink

1875 Mabuia alliacea Cope
Mabuya mabouya alliacea Dunn & Saxe 1950
Marisora alliacea Hedges & Conn 2012

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of unimarginata (e.g., Savage 1973, 2002; Sasa, Chaves & Porras 2010) or of Mabuya mabouya (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950; Wilson & Hahn 1973).
Distribution: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama.


Marisora aquilonaria

Southern Sierra Madre Skink

Uruapan-Skink

Uruapan-Skink

2020 Marisora aquilonaria McCranie, Matthews & Hedges

Remarks: Not listed for Sinaloa by Lemos-Espinal & Smith (2020), although recorded from the state for the first time by Trageser & Schell (2018, as M. brachypoda). Not listed for Distrito Federal by Lemos-Espinal & Smith (2020). Probably occurs in Oaxaca, but presence in the state needs confirmation (McCranie, Matthews & Hedges 2020).
Distribution: Mexico (Colima, Distrito Federal, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Sinaloa).





Marisora aurulae

Lesser Windward Skink

Südantillischer Skink

Sydantillisk Skink

2012 Marisora aurulae Hedges & Conn

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of falconensis (e.g., Miralles, Rivas, Bonillo, Schargel, Barros, García-Pérez & Barrio-Amorós 2009), Mabuya mabouya (e.g., Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970; Schwartz & Henderson 1988; Henderson & Powell 2009), Spondylurus sloanii (e.g., Mayer & Lazell 2000) or Varzea bistriata (e.g., Powell, Henderson, Adler & Dundee 1996; Murphy 1997). Possibly extinct in Grenada Island (Powell & Henderson (eds.) 2012).
Distribution: Grenada, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad).


Marisora berengerae

San Andres Skink

San Andres-Skink

San Andres-skink

2006 Mabuya berengerae Miralles
Alinea berengerae Hedges & Conn 2012
Marisora berengerae McCranie, Matthews & Hedges 2020

Remarks: Probably extinct. Known only from a single specimen.
Distribution: Colombia (San Andres).


Marisora brachypoda

Middle American Short-limbed Skink, (Viviparous Skink, Western Middle American Skink)

Zentralamerikanischer Kurzbeinskink

Centralamerikansk Kortbenet Skink

1956 Mabuya brachypoda Taylor
Marisora brachypoda Hedges & Conn 2012

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of unimarginata (e.g., Savage 1973; Lee 1996; Köhler 2000; Stafford & Meyer 2000; Köhler, Veselý & Greenbaum 2006) or of Mabuya mabouya (e.g., Wilson & Hahn 1973), or as a separate species, including the populations now assigned to aquilonaria, lineola, roatanae, syntoma, and urtica.
Hedges & Conn (2012) did not mention the presence of brachypoda in El Salvador, although reported by several authors [as unimarginata] (e.g., Villa, Wilson & Johnson 1988; Herrera, Henríquez & Vaquerano 2007; Köhler 2000; Köhler, Veselý & Greenbaum 2006).
Distribution: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.


Marisora falconensis

Venezuelan Coastal Skink

Venezuelanischer Küstenskink

Venezuelansk Kystskink

1997 Mabuya falconensis Mijares-Urrutia & Arends R.
Marisora falconensis Hedges & Conn 2012

Remarks: Currently considered restricted to Venezuela. Records from Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (Young Island) and from Tobago are now assigned to aurulae (Hedges & Conn 2012). Records from Colombia refer to an as yet undescribed species (Pinto-Sánchez, Calderón-Espinosa, Miralles, Crawford & Ramírez-Pinilla 2015).
Distribution: Venezuela.


Marisora lineola

Mayan Skink

Mayaskink

Mayaskink

2020 Marisora lineola McCranie, Matthews & Hedges

Distribution: Belize (incl. Turneffe Islands), Guatemala, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, [incl. Cozumel], Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan).





Marisora magnacornae

East Nicaraguan Skink, Islas del Maiz Skink, Corn Island Skink

Ostnicaraguanischer Skink, Islas-del-Maiz-Skink

Østnicaraguansk Skink, Islas del Maiz-skink

2012 Marisora magnacornae Hedges & Conn

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of brachypoda (e.g., Taylor 1956; Webb 1958; Campbell 1998), unimarginata (e.g., Villa, Wilson & Johnson 1988; Lee 1996; Savage 2002) or of Mabuya mabouya (e.g., Dunn 1936; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970).
Distribution: Nicaragua (incl. Islas del Maiz: Isla Grande del Maiz).


Marisora pergravis

Providencia Skink

Providencia-Skink

Providencia-skink

1921 Mabuya pergravis Barbour
Mabuya mabouya pergravis Dunn & Saxe 1950
Alinea pergravis Hedges & Conn 2012
Marisora pergravis McCranie, Matthews & Hedges 2020

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Miralles (2006).
Distribution: Colombia (Providencia, Santa Catalina).


Marisora roatanae

Roatan Skink, Honduran Skink

Roatan-Skink

Roatan-skink

2012 Marisora roatanae Hedges & Conn

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of brachypoda (e.g., Taylor 1956; Webb 1958; Campbell 1998), unimarginata (e.g., Villa, Wilson & Johnson 1988; Lee 1996; Savage 2002; McCranie, Wilson & Köhler 2005), or of Mabuya mabouya (e.g., Dunn 1936; Peters & Donoso-Barros 1970; Wilson & Hahn 1973).
Distribution: Guatemala, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Guanaja, Roatan, Utila]), Nicaragua.


Marisora syntoma

Tehuantepec Skink

Tehuantepec-Skink

Tehuantepec-skink

2020 Marisora syntoma McCranie, Matthews & Hedges

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca).





Marisora unimarginata

Middle American Long-limbed Skink, Southern Middle American Skink, Central American Shiny Skink, Bronze-backed Climbing Skink, (Central American Mabuya)

Zentralamerikanischer Langbeinskink

Centralamerikansk Langbenet Skink

1862 Mabuia unimarginata Cope
Marisora unimarginata Hedges & Conn 2012

Remarks: Previously included alliacea and brachypoda. M. unimarginata itself has been regarded as a synonym of Mabuya mabouya (e.g., Burger 1952), although others have retained it as a valid species (e.g., Savage 1973; Lee 1996). Hedges & Conn (2012) did not mention the presence of unimarginata in Colombia, although reported by Miralles, Chaparro & Harvey (2009).
Distribution: Costa Rica, Panama.


Marisora unimarginata
© Henrik Bringsøe

Marisora urtica

Fonseca Islands Skink

Fonseca-Skink

Fonseca-Skink

2020 Marisora urtica McCranie, Matthews & Hedges

Distribution: Honduras (Fonseca Islands [Isla Exposición, Isla Garrobo]).