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Chalcides montanus WERNER, 1931

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymChalcides ocellatus montanus WERNER 1931: 295
Chalcides montanus — CAPUTO & MELLADO 1992
Chalcides montanus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 344
Chalcides montanus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionMorocco (Haut Atlas)

Type locality: “Tizi Tamatert, Grand Atlas, 2400 m” elevation.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesSyntype: MCZ R-31459 etc; paratypes: NMW 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains. 
References
  • Caputo V; Mellado J 1992. A new species of Chalcides (Reptilia: Scincidae) from northeastern Morocco. BOLLETTINO DI ZOOLOGIA 59 (3): 335-342
  • Carranza, S.; E.N. Arnold, Ph. Geniez, J. Roca and J.A. Mateo 2008. Radiation, multiple dispersal and parallelism in the skinks, Chalcides and Sphenops (Squamata: Scincidae), with comments on Scincus and Scincopus and the age of the Sahara Desert. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46 (3): 1071-1094 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1931. Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Marokko. III. Unternommen 1930 mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien von Franz Werner und Richard Ebner. III. Amphibien und Reptilien. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Mathem.-Naturw., Sect. 1, 140: 272-318 - get paper here
 
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