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Pseudoacontias angelorum NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 1995

IUCN Red List - Pseudoacontias angelorum - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymPseudoacontias angelorum NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 1995
Pseudacontias angelorum — ZOOLOGICAL RECORD
Pseudacontias angelorum — ANDREONE et al. 2000
Pseudoacontias angelorum — SCHMITZ et al. 2005 

Type locality: Marojejy, N Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 201500 
CommentLimb morphology: Has only flap-like, styliform hind limbs but no forelimbs.

Only known from a single specimen. 
EtymologyNamed after Angeluc and Angelien Razafimanantsoa, twin borthers and self-taught experts in Madagascan fauna. 
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622 - 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
  • Nussbaum, R. A. & C. J. RAXWORTHY 1995. Review of the scincine genus Pseudoacontias BARBOZA DU BOCAGE (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) of Madagascar. Herpetologica 51 (1): 91-99. - get paper here
  • Sakata, S. & Hikida, T. 2003. A new fossorial scincine lizard of the genus Pseudoacontias (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Nosy Be, Madagascar. Amphibia-Reptilia 24 (1): 57-64 - 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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