Vaillant's mabuya

Vaillant's mabuya

Vaillant's mabuya, Vaillant's skink

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Chioninia vaillantii

Chioninia vaillantii, also known commonly as Vaillant's mabuya or Vaillant's skink, is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands. There are two recognized subspecies.

Animal name origin

The specific name, vaillantii, is in honor of French herpetologist Léon Louis Vaillant.

Distribution

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Vaillant's mabuya occurs on the islands Fogo and Santiago, and the islet Ilhéu de Cima.

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The preferred natural habitat of C. vaillantii is shrubland.

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Habits and Lifestyle

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Mating Habits

C. vaillantii is viviparous.

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C. vaillantii is listed as endangered by the IUCN because the species occurs as a very fragmented population, and the quality of its habitat is declining.

References

1. Vaillant's mabuya Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaillant's_mabuya
2. Vaillant's mabuya on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/178352/19086055

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