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Grandidierina lineata (MOCQUARD, 1901)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGrandidierina lineata MOCQUARD 1901
Grandidierina lineata — ANGEL 1942: 150
Voeltzkowia (Voeltzkowia) lineata — BRYGOO 1981
Voeltzkowia lineata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 321
Voeltzkowia (Voeltzkowia) lineata — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Grandidierina lineata — MIRALLES et al. 2015 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: “Ambovombe”  
Reproduction 
TypesLectotype: MNHN 1901.240 
Diagnosis 
CommentEyeless, limbless, earless species! 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. 
References
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Brygoo,E.R. 1981. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. VII. Révision des genres Voeltzkowia Boettger 1893, Grandidierina Mocquard 1894, et Cryptoscincus Mocquard 1894. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4th ser., Sect. A., 3 (2): 675-688
  • Crottini, Angelica; Janina Dordel, Jörn Köhler, Frank Glaw, Andreas Schmitz, Miguel Vences 2009. A multilocus phylogeny of Malagasy scincid lizards elucidates the relationships of the fossorial genera Androngo and Cryptoscincus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53 (1): 345-350 - 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)
  • Liniewski, Rachel; Shane Stanley, Julia Andrade & Phil Senter 2016. Vestigial appendicular skeletons in the African and Malagasy skink species Feylinia grandisquamis, Melanoseps ater, Grandidierina lineata and Voeltzkowia mira African Journal of Herpetology 65 (1): 39-46 | DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2015.1133722 - get paper here
  • Miralles A, Hipsley CA, Erens J, Gehara M, Rakotoarison A, Glaw F, et al. 2015. Distinct Patterns of Desynchronized Limb Regression in Malagasy Scincine Lizards (Squamata, Scincidae). PLoS One 10 (6): e0126074. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126074 - get paper here
  • Mocquard,F. 1901. Note préliminaire sur une collection de reptiles et de batraciens recueillis par M. Alluaud dans le sud de Madagascar. Bull. Mus. nation. Hist. nat., Paris, 7: 251-256 - 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
  • 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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