Tinhosa Grande
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Tinhosa Grande
Tinhosa Grande
Map of São Tomé and Príncipe with Tinhosa Grande on the top
LocationSão Tomé and Príncipe, SW of Príncipe
Coordinates1°20?32?N 7°17?30?E / 1.3421°N 7.2917°E / 1.3421; 7.2917Coordinates: 1°20?32?N 7°17?30?E / 1.3421°N 7.2917°E / 1.3421; 7.2917
ArchipelagoPedras Tinhosas
Area0.2 km2 (0.077 sq mi)
Highest elevation55 m (180 ft)

Tinhosa Grande is an uninhabited islet in São Tomé and Príncipe, located 23 km (14 mi) southwest of the island of Príncipe and 124 km (77 mi) northeast of the island of São Tomé. Together with the smaller islet Tinhosa Pequena, 4 kilometers to its north, it forms the Pedras Tinhosas group. It is 55 metres high,[1] and its area is 20 hectares (49 acres).[2]

Since 2012, it forms a part of the UNESCO's Island of Príncipe Biosphere Reserve.[3] A species of skinks found on the islet, Trachylepis adamastor, was first described in 2015.[4][5]


  1. ^ Sailing Directions (Enroute), Pub. 123: Southwest Coast of Africa (PDF). Sailing Directions. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2017. p. 75.
  2. ^ "Ilots Tinhosas". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "World Network of Biosphere Reserves". Island of Príncipe. UNESCO. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Trachylepis adamastor at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 28 October 2018.
  5. ^ Ceríaco, Luis M.P. (2015). "Lost in the middle of the sea, found in the back of the shelf: A new giant species of Trachylepis (Squamata: Scincidae) from Tinhosa Grande islet, Gulf of Guinea". Zootaxa. 3973 (3): 511-527. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3973.3.6.

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