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Brachyseps gastrostictus (O'SHAUGHNESSY, 1879)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesO'Shaughnessy's Madagascar Skink 
SynonymGongylus gastrostictus O'SHAUGHNESSY 1879: 301
Sepsina gastrosticta — BOULENGER 1887: 418
Scelotes gastrostictus — ANGEL 1942: 135
Gongylus gastrostictus — BRYGOO 1984
Amphiglossus gastrostictus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 318
Amphiglossus gastrostictus — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Brachyseps gastrostictus — ERENS et al. 2016 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: Madagascar  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.21.24 (formerly 79.1.11.6), purchased E. Higgins. 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: Amphiglossus (Brachyseps) gastrostictus is probably a synonym of Brachyseps macrocercus (Erens et al. 2017, electronic supplement). 
Etymology 
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
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Barbour, Thomas 1918. Vertebrata from Madagascar. 2. Amphibia and Reptilia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 61 (14): 479-489. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo,E.R. 1984. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. XII. Le groupe d'espèces Gongylus melanurus GÜNTHER 1877, G. gastrostictus O'SHAUGHNESSY 1879, et G. macrocercus GÜNTHER 1892. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4th ser., Sect. A., 6 (1): 131-148
  • 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)
  • O’Shaughnessy,A.W.E. 1879. Description of new species of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 4: 295-303 - 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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