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Flexiseps crenni (MOCQUARD, 1906)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymSepsina crenni MOCQUARD 1906
Androngo crenni — BRYGOO 1981
Scelotes crenni — ANGEL 1942: 127
Androngo crenni — BRYGOO 1987
Androngo crenni — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 319
Amphiglossus crenni — ANDREONE & GREER 2002
Amphiglossus crenni — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Amphiglossus crenni — MIRALLES et al. 2011
Flexiseps crenni — ERENS et al. 2017 
DistributionMadagascar (Toamasina, Fanovana)

Type locality: “province de Fanovana, Madagascar”  
Reproductionoviparous (phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1906.0060 (lost, fide Brygoo, 1987 but apparently extant) 
DiagnosisTraits: The six available specimens form two groups based on the digital morphology and number of longitudinal scale rows at mid-body. Two specimens (MRSN R1709, R1713) have digits 3/4, phalanges ?/. and scale rows 26 whereas four specimens (MRSN R1801, R1733±1735) have digits 2/3, phalanges 2.2/2.3.4, and scale rows 28. The significance of these differences is unclear. The holotype has digits 2/3 and scale rows 26 (Mocquard, 1906) while a second specimen has digits 2/ 2 and scale rows 26 (Brygoo, 1987, Andreone & Greer 2002). 
CommentLimb morphology: Forelimbs with 2-3 digits, hind limbs with 2-4 digits.

Conservation: seems to be very rare. After the original description in 1906 a second specimen was only described by Brygoo in 1987. 
EtymologyNamed after “M. le Dr. Crenn” from whom the type specimen was obtained. 
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • 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. 1987. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. XIX. Données nouvelles sur le genre Androngo. Bulletin du Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle (4) 9 (1): 255-263
  • Brygoo,E.R. 1981. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. IX. Nouvelles unités taxinomiques pour les Scelotes s.l. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4th ser., Sect. A., 3 (4): 1193-1204
  • 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)
  • MIRALLES, AURÉLIEN, ACHILLE P. RASELIMANANA, DOMOINA RAKOTOMALALA, MIGUEL VENCES & DAVID R. VIEITES 2011. A new large and colorful skink of the genus Amphiglossus from Madagascar revealed by morphology and multilocus molecular study. Zootaxa 2918: 47–67 - get paper here
  • Mocquard 1906. Description de quelques reptiles et d’un batracien d’espèces nouvelles. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris 12: 247-253 - 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
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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