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Flexiseps elongatus (ANGEL, 1934)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymScelotes elongatus ANGEL 1934
Scelotes elongatus — ANGEL 1942: 127
Androngo elongatus — BRYGOO 1981
Androngo elongatus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 319
Amphiglossus elongatus — ANDREONE & GREER 2002
Androngo elongatus — ANDREONE et al. 2003
Amphiglossus elongatus — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Flexiseps elongatus — ERENS et al. 2017 
DistributionN Madagascar, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé

Type locality: Region d’Ambilobe, province de Diégo-Suarez.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1933.0150 (most likely by monotypy) 
CommentFlexiseps elongatus has been “tentatively” assigned to Flexiseps by Erens et al. 2017

The publication date is 1934, not 1933, fide Frétey 2023. 
  • ANDREONE F., F. GLAW, R. A. NUSSBAUM, C. J. RAXWORTHY, M. VENCES, and J. E. RANDRIANIRINA 2003. The amphibians and reptiles of Nosy Be (NW Madagascar) and nearby islands: a case study of diversity and conservation of an insular fauna. Journal of Natural History 37 (17): 2119–2149 - 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. 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 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. 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
  • 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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