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Chalcides lanzai PASTEUR, 1967

IUCN Red List - Chalcides lanzai - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymChalcides ocellatus lanzai PASTEUR 1967: 396
Chalcides lanzai — CAPUTO & MELLADO 1992
Chalcides lanzai — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 342
Chalcides montanus lanzai — SCHLÜTER 2004: 45 
DistributionMorocco (Moyen Atlas)

Type locality: “plateau de l'Agdal (1850- 1900 m [elevation]) au-dessus de Tioumliline, non loin d'Azrou”  
TypesHolotype: ISCM 358 007, male 
EtymologyNamed after Benedetto Lanza (1924-2016), herpetologist at the University of Florence. See Corti 2013 for biographical notes. 
  • Bogaerts, Sergé 2006. First data on the reproduction of Lanza’s skink, Chalcides lanzai Pasteur, 1967 Podarcis 7 (1/2): 9-16 - get paper here
  • Caputo V; Mellado J 1992. A new species of Chalcides (Reptilia: Scincidae) from northeastern Morocco. BOLLETTINO DI ZOOLOGIA 59 (3): 335-342 - get paper here
  • Corti, C. 2013. To Benedetto Lanza, 89 yrs, President of the SEH from 1985 to 1993. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (3): 295-303 - get paper here
  • Martínez del Mármol, Gabriel; D. James Harris, Philippe Geniez, Philip de Pous, and Daniele Salvi 2019. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 478 pp - get paper here
  • Mateo, José A., Philippe Geniez and Jacques Bons 1995. Saurians of the genus Chalcides Laurenti 1768 (Reptilia, Scincidae) in Morocco, I. review and distribution. Revista Española de Herpetologia 9: 7-36 - get paper here
  • Pasteur, G. 1967. Notes sur les sauriens du genre Chalcides (Scincidés). II. Premièr note sur le complexe de Chalcides ocellatus, avec description de Chalcides ocellatus lanzai. Bull. Soc. Sc. Nat. Maroc 47: 395-398 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Die Herpetofauna des Mittleren Atlas von Marokko. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (45): 42-49 - get paper here
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