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Brachyseps splendidus (GRANDIDIER, 1872)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSplendid Skink 
SynonymGongylus splendidus GRANDIDIER 1872: 8
Scelotes splendidus — ANGEL 1942: 132
Scelotes splendidus — BRYGOO 1981
Amphiglossus splendidus — BRYGOO 1981
Gongylus splendidus — BRYGOO 1985: 235
Amphiglossus splendidus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 315
Amphiglossus splendidus — SCHMITZ et al. 2005 
DistributionSE Madagascar

Type locality: “Berounounou (pays des Betsileos)”  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 7734 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: see map in BRYGOO 1985.

Brachyseps splendidus has been “tentatively” assigned to the genus Brachyseps by Erens et al. 2017. 
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.
  • BORA, PARFAIT; J. CHRISTIAN RANDRIANANTOANDRO, ROMA RANDRIANAVELONA, ELISOA F. HANTALALAINA, RAPHALI R. ANDRIANTSIMANARILAFY, DANIEL RAKOTONDRAVONY, OLGA R. RAMILIJAONA, MIGUEL VENCES, RICHARD K. B. JENKINS, FRANK GLAW, AND JÖRN KÖHLER 2010. AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF THE TSINGY DE BEMARAHA PLATEAU, WESTERN MADAGASCAR: CHECKLIST, BIOGEOGRAPHY AND CONSERVATION. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (1): 111-125
  • 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. 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
  • 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)
  • Grandidier, A. 1872. Descriptions de quelques Reptiles nouveaux découverts á Madagascar en 1870. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie et Paléontologie 15 (5): 6-11. - 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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