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Copeoglossum arajara (REBOUCAS-SPIEKER, 1981)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesArajara Mabuya 
SynonymMabuya arajara REBOUCAS-SPIEKER 1981: 121
Mabuya arajara — GREER et al. 2000
Mabuya arajara — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Copeoglossum arajara — HEDGES & CONN 2012: 71
Mabuya arajara — RIBEIRO et al. 2015 
DistributionNE Brazil

Type locality: Brasil, Ceara, Arajara  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 52246
Paratypes: MZUSP 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Borges-Nojosa, D. M. & Caramaschi, U. 2003. Composição e análise comparativa da diversidade e das afinidades biogeográficas dos lagartos e anfisbenídeos (Squamata) dos brejos nordestinos. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • 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
  • Mausfeld, Patrick; Andreas SCHMITZ; Wolfgang BÖHME; Bernhard MISOF; Davor VRCIBRADIC; Carlos Frederico Duarte ROCHA 2002. Phylogenetic Affinities of Mabuya atlantica Schmidt, 1945, Endemic to the Atlantic Ocean Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha (Brazil): Necessity of Partitioning the Genus Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826 (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Zool. Anz. 241: 281–293
  • MIRALLES, AURÉLIEN; GILSON RIVAS FUENMAYOR, CÉLINE BONILLO, WALTER E. SCHARGEL, TITO BARROS, JUAN E. GARCÍA-PEREZ, CÉSAR L. BARRIO-AMORÓS 2009. Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156 (3): 598-616 - get paper here
  • Reboucas-Spieker R 1981. Sobre uma nova especie de Mabuya do nordeste do Brasil (Sauria, Scincidae). Pap. Avuls. Zool. 34 (9) 1981: 121-123
  • Ribeiro, S. C., I. J. Roberto, D. L. Sales, R. W. Ávila & W. O. Almeida 2012. Amphibians and reptiles from the Araripe bioregion, northeastern Brazil. Salamandra 48 (3): 133-146 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, Samuel C.; Diego A. Teles, Daniel O. Mesquita, Waltécio O. Almeida, Luciano A. dos Anjos, and Miriam C. Guarnieri 2015. Ecology of the Skink, Mabuya arajara Rebouças-Spieker, 1981, in the Araripe Plateau, Northeastern Brazil. Journal of Herpetology Jun 2015, Vol. 49, No. 2: 237-244. - get paper here
 
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