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Madascincus nanus (ANDREONE & GREER, 2002)

IUCN Red List - Madascincus nanus - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAmphiglossus nanus ANDREONE & GREER 2002
Amphiglossus nanus — SCHMITZ et al. 2005 
DistributionNE Madagascar

Type locality: at Anjanaharibe-Sud Massif, Analabe Valley, Campsite W1, Befandriana Fivondronana, Mahajanga Faritany (Majunga Province),
14°46'S, 49°27'E, elevation 1000 m.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MRSN R1803 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek word “nanos” = small, dwarf (maximum SVL =29 mm). 
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
  • 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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