Marisora alliacea (COPE, 1875)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Mabuia alliacea COPE 1875: 115|
Mabuya alliacea — TAYLOR 1956: 298
Marisora alliacea — HEDGES & CONN 2012: 119
|Distribution||E Costa Rica (Atlantic slope of the cordillera), S Nicaragua.|
Type locality: Costa Rica
|Types||Syntypes: USNM 30619-20|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: dorsal pattern of dark dorsolateral stripes (absent in other Middle American mabuyine skinks), a low number of midbody scale rows (26–29), supranasal separation (or only point contact), and greenish color in life. Except for the dorsal stripe pattern, each of the characters individually can be found in the other two species, albeit rarely or uncommonly, but in combination they are diagnostic (HEDGES & CONN 2012; see also TAYLOR 1956: 298).|
|Comment||Synonymy: Listed as synonym of Mabuya mabouya mabouya by Cochran 1961: 125. Pinto-Sánchez et al. (2015) suggested to synonymize unimarginata, brachypoda and alliacea and roatanae into Marisora unimarginata.|
|Etymology||The generic name (Marisora) is a feminine noun derived from the Latin words maris (sea) and ora (coast, or border), referring to the distribution of this genus occurring predominately in low elevations near the coast (Caribbean, Atlantic, and Pacific), with relatively few inland and upland localities. Three of the seven species occur exclusively on islands.|
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