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Chalcides parallelus DOUMERGUE, 1901

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Chafarinas' skink
G: Chafarinas-Skink 
SynonymChalcides parallelus DOUMERGUE 1901
Chalcides polylepis MELLADO et al. 1987
Chalcides ghiarai CAPUTO & MELLADO 1992
Chalcides ghiarai — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 340
Chalcides parallelus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionNE Morocco, NW Algeria, Chafarinas Island

Type locality: Plateau de Canastal, Oran area  
TypesHolotype: unknown (lost), collected F. Doumerge
Holotype: ZFMK 34549, paratypes in ZFMK, MZUF and Coll. Mellado [ghiarai] 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - 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
  • Civantos, Emilio; Jesús Ortega, Pilar López, Ana Pérez-Cembranos, Valentín Pérez-Mellado & José Martín 2013. Diet selection by the threatened Chafarinas' skink Chalcides parallelus in North Africa. African Journal of Herpetology 62 (2): 78-89 - get paper here
  • Doumergue,F. 1901. Essai sur la faune erpétologique de l'Oranie avec des tableaux analytiques et des notations pour la détermination de tous les reptiles et batraciens du Maroc, de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie. L. Fouque, Oran, 404 pp. - 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
  • Mellado, J. V. CAPUTO & G. NASCETTI 1987. Sobre las publicaciónes de Chalcides (Reptilia: Scincidae) del Nordeste de Marruecos. Rev. Esp. Herpetol. 2: 183-186 - 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
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