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Brasiliscincus caissara (REBOUCAS-SPIEKER, 1974)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCaissara Squamata 
SynonymMabuya caissara REBOUCAS-SPIEKER 1974
Mabuya caissara — GREER et al. 2000
Brasiliscincus caissara — HEDGES & CONN 2012: 57 
DistributionBrazil (Sao Paulo, Island of Sao Sebastiao)

Type locality: Brasil, Sao Paulo, Praia de Massaguassu, Caraguatatuba.  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 17565, male; paraypes: MZUSP, males and females; MCZ. 
CommentVrcibradic et al. (2006) suggest that the “agilis/caissara/heathi clade possibly represents a single widespread species” but do not propose explicitly to synonymize them. 
References
  • Greer, A.E., Arnold, C. & Arnold, E.N. 2000. The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (1): 121-126 - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1–244 - get paper here
  • Rebouças-Spieker, R. 1974. Distribution and differentiation of animals along the coast and in continental islands of the state of São Paulo, Brasil. 2. Lizards of the genus Mabuya (Sauria, Scincidae). Pap. Avuls. Zool. 28: 197-240
  • Vanzolini, P. E. & Rebouças-Spieker, R. 1976. Distribution and differentiation of animals along the coastal and on continental island of the state of são Paulo, Brasil. 3 - Reproductive differences between and within Mabuya caissara and M. macrorhyncha (Sauria, Scincidae). Pap. Avulsos Zool. 29 (15): 95-109.
  • Vrcibradic, Davor, Patrick Mausfeld and Carlos F. D. Rocha 2006. Molecular phylogeny of Brazilian Mabuya (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) of the Agilis/caissara/heathicomplex. The Herpetological Journal 16 (1):83-91.
 
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