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Flexiseps alluaudi (BRYGOO, 1981)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymScelotes alluaudi BRYGOO 1981
Androngo allaudi — RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 1993 (in error)
Androngo alluaudi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 319
Amphiglossus alluaudi — ANDREONE & GREER 2002
Amphiglossus alluaudi — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Flexiseps alluaudi — ERENS et al. 2017 

Type locality: Ankarana, sud de Diégo-Suarez, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA A0647; paratypes: MNHN-RA 1893.0203, MNHN-RA 1893.0205-0206 
CommentFlexiseps alluaudi has been “tentatively” assigned to Flexiseps by Erens et al. 2017 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Alluaud (1861-1949), French entomologist, botanist, and naturalist who came from a wealthy family (his father was President of the Royal Porcelain Factory, Limoges). 
  • Andreone, F. & Greer, A.E. 2002. Malagasy scincid lizards: descriptions of nine new species, with notes on the morphology, reproduction and taxonomy of some previously described species (Reptilia, Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Zoology 258, 139-181 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brygoo E R 1981. Systematique des lezards scincides de la region malgache. 6. Deux scincines nouveaux. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4th ser., Sect. A., 3 (1): 261-268
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54 - get paper here
  • Erens, Jesse; Aurélien Miralles, Frank Glaw, Lars Chatrou, Miguel Vences 2016. Extended molecular phylogenetics and revised systematics of Malagasy scincine lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Krüger, Jens 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Faunistik einiger Reptilien Madagaskars. Salamandra 35 (2): 65-76 - get paper here
  • Schmitz, A.; M.C. Brandley; P. Mausfeld; M. Vences; F. Glaw; R.A. Nussbaum and T.W. Reeder 2005. Opening the black box: phylogenetics and morphological evolution of the Malagasy fossorial lizards of the subfamily “Scincinae”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 118–133 (published online 2004) - get paper here
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