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Chalcides mionecton (BÖTTGER, 1874)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesChalcides mionecton mionecton (BÖTTGER 1874)
Chalcides mionecton trifasciatus CHABANAUD 1917 
Common NamesE: Morocco Cylindrical Skink
G: Marokko-Erzschleiche 
SynonymSeps (Seps) mionecton BÖTTGER 1874: 145
Chalcides mionecton — BOULENGER 1887
Chalcides mionecton mionecton — HEDIGER 1935: 21
Chalcides mionecton mionecton — PASTEUR & BONS 1960
Chalcides atlantis PASTEUR 1962
Chalcides mionecton — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 329
Chalcides mionecton — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Chalcides mionecton trifasciatus CHABANAUD 1917
Chalcides trifasciatus CHABANAUD 1917: 3
Chalcides mionecton trifasciatus — HEDIGER 1935: 21 
DistributionW Morocco (lowlands/atlantic coast)

Type locality: Morocco; lecotype locality: Plateau von Schiodma (= Chiadma), Marokko.  
TypesLectotype: SMF 15990 (= 6405b in Boettger, 1893; 6405a in Mertens, 1922), Plateau von Schiodma, Morocco, collected C. von Fritsch & J. Rein, 1872. Designation by Mertens (1967).
Syntypes: MNHN-RA 1917.0003-0004 (2 syntypes), Agadir, Morocco, collected Pallary [trifasciatus] 
Etymologygr. meios = less, necton = swimming (because it swims not as skillfully in the sand as other skinks). 
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  • Boulenger, G. A. 1889. On the reptiles and batrachians obtained in Morocco by M. Henry Vaucher. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 3: 303-307 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • BROWN, R.P. and J. PESTANO 1998. Phylogeography of skinks (Chalcides) in the Canary Islands inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Ecology 7: 1183-1191 - get paper here
  • Chabanaud, P. 1917. Descriptions d’un lacertilien nouveau du Maroc. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat. Paris 23: 3-6 - get paper here
  • Elbahi A, Lawton C, Oubrou W, El Bekkay M, Hermas J, Dugon M 2022. Reptile biodiversity in Souss-Massa National Park: an internationally important hotspot in the Mediterranean region. Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e79088 - get paper here
  • Harbig, P. 2002. Der Küsten-Walzenskink Chalcides mionecton trifasciatus CHABANAUD 1917 - Pflege und Nachzucht im Terrarium. Sauria 24 (2): 3-11 - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1935. Herpetologische Beobachtungen in Marokko. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 46: 1-49
  • Laurent, P. 1935. Contribution à la connalssance de la faune des Vertebres du Maroc (Batraciens, Reptiles, Mammiferes). Bull. Soc. d’Hist. nat. de l’Afrique du Nord 26: 344-359
  • 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
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd 2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • MOUHAJIR, Kaoutar; FEKHAOUI Mohammed ; BENHOUSSA Abdelaziz; TAMADOUNI Iradati, MATAAME Abderrahmane 2019. Study of Reptilian Species Inventoried In Two Moroccan Atlantic Lagoons: Oualidia and MerjaZerga. Journal of Applied Biological Sciences 13 (2): 31-35
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  • Siebenrock, Friedrich 1895. Zur Kenntnis des Rumpfskeletes der Scincoiden, Anguiden und Gerrhosauriden. Annalen des Königlichen Kaiserlichen Naturhistorischen Hofmuseum in Wien (Wien), 10 (1): 17-41. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
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  • Wilms, T. 2009. Marokko - Schatzkammer in Nordwesten Afrikas. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (75): 16-23 - get paper here
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