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Madascincus ankodabensis (ANGEL, 1930)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ankodabe Skink 
SynonymScelotes ankodabensis ANGEL 1930
Scelotes ankodabensis — ANGEL 1942: 138
Amphiglossus ankodabensis — BRYGOO 1984
Amphiglossus ankodabensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 319
Amphiglossus (Madascincus) ankodabensis — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Madascincus ankodabensis — GREER 

Type locality: “Ankodabe”–  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1930.0332 (by monotypy), Ankodabe, Farafangana Province, SE Madagascar, 500m, collected by R. Decary, viii.1926. 
CommentAccording to Miralles and Vences (2013) Madascincus melanopleura should be restricted to their melanopleura-C clade (including M. vulsini as a junior synonym), and M. ankodabensis should be applied to the melanopleura-S clade. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Angel, F. 1930. Diagnoses d’espèces nouvelles de lézards de Madagascar, appartenant au genre Scelotes. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris (2) 2 (5): 506-509 - get paper here
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Brygoo E R 1984. Systematique des lezards scincides de la region malgache. 13. Les Amphiglossus du sous-genre Madascincus. Bulletin du Museum National D'histoire Naturelle SECTION A ZOOLOGIE BIOLOGIE ET ECOLOGIE ANIMALES 6 (2): 527-536
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Miralles, Aurélien & Miguel Vences 2013. New Metrics for Comparison of Taxonomies Reveal Striking Discrepancies among Species Delimitation Methods in Madascincus Lizards. PLoS One 8 (7): e68242. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068242 - get paper here
  • Miralles, Aurélien; Jörn Köhler, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences 2016. Species delimitation methods put into taxonomic practice: two new Madascincus species formerly allocated to historical species names (Squamata, Scincidae). Zoosyst. Evol. 92 (2): 257–275; DOI 10.3897/zse.92.9945 - 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
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