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Flexiseps andranovahensis (ANGEL, 1934)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Andranovaho Skink 
SynonymScelotes andranovahensis ANGEL 1934
Scelotes andranovahensis — ANGEL 1942: 129
Amphiglossus andranovahensis — BRYGOO 1984
Amphiglossus andranovahensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 316
Amphiglossus andranovahensis — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Flexiseps andranovahensis — ERENS et al. 2017 

Type locality: falaise calcaire d’Andaranovaho, près Ampotaka, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1933.0075 
CommentFlexiseps andranovahensis has been “tentatively” assigned to Flexiseps by Erens et al. 2017

The publication date is 1934, not 1933, fide Frétey 2023. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Angel F. 1934. Lézards nouveaux de Madagascar appartenant au genre Scelotes. Bull. Soc. Zool. De France 41: 294-296 [1933, see Fretey 2023]
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Brygoo,E.R. 1984. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. XVI. Les Amphiglosus du groupe ornaticeps. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4th ser., Sect. A., 6 (4): 1153-1160
  • 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
  • Frétey, Thierry 2023. The publication dates of the printed issues of the Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France (1816–2015). Bionomina 33: 00–62 - 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)
  • 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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