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Brachyseps frontoparietalis (BOULENGER, 1889)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Boulenger's Tree Skink 
SynonymSepsina frontoparietalis BOULENGER 1889: 244
Scelotes praeornatus ANGEL 1938: 574
Scelotes praeornatus — ANGEL 1942: 142
Scelotes frontoparietalis — ANGEL 1942: 141
Scincus goudotii — UNKNOWN AUTHOR (nomen nudum)
Scelotes frontoparietalis — BRYGOO 1981
Amphiglossus frontoparietalis — BRYGOO 1981
Amphiglossus frontoparietalis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 316
Amphiglossus praeornatus — ANDREONE & GREER 2002
Amphiglossus praeornatus — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Amphiglossus frontoparietalis — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Amphiglossus frontoparietalis — MIRALLES et al. 2011 
DistributionE Madagascar

Type locality: Madagascar (without specific locality)

praeornatus: Madagascar (Farafangana); Type locality: Vondrozo, province de Farafangana.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.3.8 (formerly, purchased by A. Majaster
Syntypes: MNHN 1930: 338-340 [praeornatus] 
CommentSynonymy: Scelotes praeornatus ANGEL 1938 has been previously synonymized with Amphiglossus frontoparietalis, but removed from synonymy by ANDREONE & GREER 2002. GREER re-synonymized A. praeornatus with A. frontoparietalis [F. Glaw, pers. comm.].

Distribution: see map in BRYGOO 1985: 238 
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622 - get paper here
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Angel, F. 1939. Lézards, Scincidé et Chamaeleontidé nouveaux de Madagascar, des collections R. Decary. Bull. Mus. Hist. nat., 10 (1938): 574—577.
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1889. Descriptions of new reptiles and batrachians from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 4: 244-248 - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. XVII. Gongylus splendidus A. GRANDIDIER 1872, Scelotes macrolepis BOULENGER 1888, et Scelotes decaryi ANGEL 1930. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4th ser., Sect. A., 7 (1): 235-247
  • Brygoo,E.R. 1980. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. V. Scelotes praeornatus ANGEL 1938, synonyme de Scelotes s.l. frontoparietalis (BOULENGER 1889). Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4th ser., Sect. A., 2 (4): 1155-1160
  • Brygoo,E.R. 1981. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. IX. Nouvelles unités taxinomiques pour les Scelotes s.l. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4th ser., Sect. A., 3 (4): 1193-1204
  • 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
  • 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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