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Brachyseps anosyensis RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 1993

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphiglossus anosyensis RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 1993
Amphiglossus anosyensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 315
Amphiglossus anosyensis — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Amphiglossus anosyensis — MIRALLES et al. 2011 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: Ampamakiesiny Pass, 24°32’ S, 46°51’ E, 820 m elevation, 14 km northwest of Ranomafana-Sud, Tôlanaro (Fort Dauphin) Fivodronana, Toliara (Tulear) Province, Madagascar.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 195746 (RAN 36337), adult male 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Anosy Mountains (after the Malagasy word “nosy” = island, “anosy” = in the island). 
References
  • Andreone, F. & Greer, A.E. 2002. Malagasy scincid lizards: descriptions of nine new species, with notes on the morphology, reproduction and taxonomy of some previously described species (Reptilia, Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Zoology 258, 139-181
  • Crottini, Angelica; Janina Dordel, Jörn Köhler, Frank Glaw, Andreas Schmitz, Miguel Vences 2009. A multilocus phylogeny of Malagasy scincid lizards elucidates the relationships of the fossorial genera Androngo and Cryptoscincus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53 (1): 345-350 - get paper here
  • Erens, Jesse; Aurélien Miralles, Frank Glaw, Lars Chatrou, Miguel Vences 2016. Extended molecular phylogenetics and revised systematics of Malagasy scincine lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • MIRALLES, AURÉLIEN, ACHILLE P. RASELIMANANA, DOMOINA RAKOTOMALALA, MIGUEL VENCES & DAVID R. VIEITES 2011. A new large and colorful skink of the genus Amphiglossus from Madagascar revealed by morphology and multilocus molecular study. Zootaxa 2918: 47–67 - get paper here
  • Raxworthy C J. NUSSBAUM R A. 1993. Four new species of Amphiglossus from Madagascar (Squamata: Scincidae). Herpetologica 49 (3): 326-341. - get paper here
  • Schmitz, A.; M.C. Brandley; P. Mausfeld; M. Vences; F. Glaw; R.A. Nussbaum and T.W. Reeder 2005. Opening the black box: phylogenetics and morphological evolution of the Malagasy fossorial lizards of the subfamily “Scincinae”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 118–133 (published online 2004) - get paper here
 
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