Pseudoacontias menamainty ANDREONE & GREER, 2002
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pseudoacontias menamainty?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Pseudoacontias menamainty ANDREONE & GREER 2002|
Pseudoacontias menamainty — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Pseudoacontias menamainty — LIVIGNI 2013: 269
Type locality: collected at Berara Forest, Sahamalaza Peninsula, Analalava Fivondronana, Mahajanga Faritany (Majunga Province), 14°18.55'S,
47°54.92'E, elevation c. 170 m.
|Types||Holotype: MRSN R1826|
|Comment||No hindlimbs, forelimbs reduced to a button-like scale; no ear openings visible.|
Only known from a single specimen.
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific name `menamainty' is a compound Malagasy word which is based on the words `mena' for `red' and `mainty' for `black' and refers to the red and black striped aspect of this skink in life. It is used here as a noun in apposition (`the red and black one'). The phonetic rendition is: “mai”na-”ma”inty (accented syllables in quotes).|