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Flexiseps ornaticeps (BOULENGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGray Skink 
SynonymSepsina ornaticeps BOULENGER 1896: 448
Scelotes ornaticeps — ANGEL 1942: 129
Amphiglossus ornaticeps — BRYGOO 1984
Amphiglossus ornaticeps — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 316
Amphiglossus ornaticeps — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Flexiseps ornaticeps — ERENS et al. 2017 
DistributionSW Madagascar  
Reproduction 
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.2.72-76 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentHabitat: fossorial 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1896. Descriptions of new lizards from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 17: 444-449 - get paper here
  • 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
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Annette Olsonn, David Henson, Sunil Kumar, and David Emmett. 2009. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Onilahy River Valley, a Temporary Protected Area in Southwest Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 62-79 - get paper here
  • Erens, Jesse; Aurélien Mirallesa, Frank Glaw, Lars Chatrou, Miguel Vences 2016. Extended molecular phylogenetics and revised systematics of Malagasy scincine lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Gardner, Charlie J.; Xavier Vincke, Louise D. Jasper 2015. Additions to the urban herpetofauna of Toliara, southwest Madagascar Herpetology Notes 8: 47-49 - 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
  • Whiting, A.S.; Jack W. Sites, Jr. & Aaron M. Bauer 2004. Molecular phylogenetics of Malagasy skinks (Squamata: Scincidae). African Journal of Herpetology 53(2): 135-146 - get paper here
 
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