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Pamelaescincus gardineri (BOULENGER, 1909)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymScelotes gardineri BOULENGER 1909
Amphiglossus gardineri — VESEY-FITZGERALD & PARKER 1947
Scelotes gardineri — EVANS & EVANS 1980
Pamelaescincus gardineri — GREER 1970
Pamelaescincus gardineri — BRYGOO 1981
Pamelaescincus gardineri — AUSTIN & ARNOLD 2006 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.3.10 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentType species: Scelotes gardineri BOULENGER 1909 is the type species of the genus Pamelaescincus GREER 1970. 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): named after Pamela Greer, the older of the two sisters of Alan Greer. 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Böhme, W. & F. Luttenberger 1986. Beobachtungen an Pamelaescincus gardineri (Reptilia: Scincidae) auf den Seychellen. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 37: 295-300 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1909. A list of the freshwater fishes, batrachians and reptiles obtained by Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner's expedition to the Indian Ocean. Trans. Linn. Soc. 12: 291-300 - 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
  • Evans P G H; Evans J B 1980. The ecology of lizards on Praslin Islands, Seychelles. Journal of Zoology 191(2): 171-192
  • 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
  • PAWLOWSKI, S. 2013. Habitatbeobachtungen an den Skinken Pamelaescincus gardineri (BOULENGER, 1909), Janetaescincus braueri (BOETTGER, 1896) und Janetaescincus veseyfitzgeraldi (PARKER, 1947) auf den Inneren Seychellen. Sauria 35 (2): 23-30 - get paper here
  • PAWLOWSKI, S. 2016. Herpetological impressions from Aride Island, Seychelles Sauria 38 (1): 48-53 - get paper here
  • Pawlowski, S. & Krämer, C. 2009. Zur Herpetologie des Vallée de Mai auf Praslin, Seychellen. Sauria 30 (4): 19-27 [2008] - get paper here
  • Pawlowski, S. & Krämer, C. 2009. Zur Herpetologie des Flu Catcher National Parks auf La Digue, Seychellen. Sauria 31 (3): 25-33 - get paper here
  • Valente, Joana; Sara Rocha & D. James Harris 2014. Differentiation within the endemic burrowing skink Pamelaescincus gardineri, across the Seychelles islands, assessed by mitochondrial and nuclear markers. African Journal of Herpetology 63: 25-33 - get paper here
  • Vesey-Fitzgerald, Desmond 1947. Reptiles and amphibians from the Seychelles Archipelago. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11) 14: 577-584
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