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Janetaescincus braueri (BOETTGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymScelotes braueri BOETTGER 1896: 349
Janetaescincus braueri — GREER 1970
Janetaescincus braueri — BRYGOO 1981
Scelotes braueri — HENKEL & SCHMIDT 2000
Janetaescincus braueri — AUSTIN & ARNOLD 2006 
DistributionSeychelles (Mahé, Silhouette, Frégate, Praslin)

Type locality: “Seychellen”  
TypesLectotype: SMF 16030 
CommentType species: Scelotes braueri BOETTGER 1896 is the type species of the genus Janetaescincus GREER 1970. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector, August Brauer, zoologist at the University of Marburg (Germany).

Etymology (genus): named after Janet Greer, the younger of the two sisters of Alan Greer. 
  • Austin, J. J. & Arnold, E.N. 2006. Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (2): 503-511 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1896. Neue Kriechthiere (Scelotes, Arthroleptis) von den Seychellen. Zool. Anz. 19: 349-351 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Greer, Allen E. 1970. The systematics and evolution of the Subsaharan Africa, Seychelles, and Mauritius Scincine Scincid lizards. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 140 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Harris, D. James; Perera, Ana; Valente, Joana; Rocha, Sara 2015. Deep genetic differentiation within Janetaescincus spp. (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Seychelles Islands The Herpetological Journal 25 (4): 205-213 - get paper here
  • Henkel,F.W. & Schmidt, W. 2000. Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar and the Mascarene, Seychelles, and Comoros Islands. Krieger
  • Pawlowski, S. & Krämer, C. 2009. Zur Herpetologie des Flu Catcher National Parks auf La Digue, Seychellen. Sauria 31 (3): 25-33 - get paper here
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