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Grandidierina petiti ANGEL, 1924

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymGrandidierina petiti ANGEL 1924
Grandidierina petiti — ANGEL 1942: 149
Voeltzkowia (Grandidierina) petiti — BRYGOO 1981
Voeltzkowia petiti — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 321
Voeltzkowia (Grandidierina) petiti — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Grandidierina petiti — MIRALLES et al. 2015 

Type locality: “Tsivono, region de Tuléar, à 24 kilomètres au Nord de cette ville”  
Reproductionoviparous (phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 1924.0091 (lectotype) and MNHN-RA 1924.0090 (paralectotype) 
CommentEyeless and earless species with no forelimbs but small, reduced, styliform hindlimbs. 
EtymologyNamed after Georges Petit, who collected in Madagascar between 1920-1922. (Glenn Shea, pers. comm., 2 Feb 2024) 
  • Angel, F. 1924. Sur une forme nouvelle de lézard, en provenance de Madagascar, appartenant au genre Grandidierina (Famille des Scincidés). Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris 30: 450-452 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • 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
  • 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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