Pygomeles braconnieri GRANDIDIER, 1867
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pygomeles braconnieri?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Braconnier's Short Skink|
|Synonym||Pygomeles braconnieri GRANDIDIER 1867: 234|
Pygomeles braconnieri — ANGEL 1942: 118
Pygomeles braconnieri — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 320
Pygomeles braconnieri — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Pygomeles braconnieri — MIRALLES et al. 2015
Type locality: “Hab. Tullear. Vita subterranea” (lectotype locality)
|Types||Lectotype: MNHN-RA 2007.2456, adult male (formerly MNHN-RA 7212A) (SVL 227.0 mm), collected from Macassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia by Dutch naturalists, and donated to MNHN collections by Leiden Museum before 1845, designated by Vogel et al. 2016. Note that Bryggo in his MNHN skink type catalogue indicated MNHN-RA 1460 as lectotype and MNHN-RA 1460A-C as paralectotypes|
|Comment||No forelimbs but styliform, much reduced hindlimbs; no ear openings visible.|
Type Species: Pygomeles braconnieri is the type species of the genus Pygomeles GRANDIDIER 1867.
|Etymology||Named after Séraphin Braconnier (1812-1844), who worked in the Natural History Museum in Paris. See Bour & Brygoo 2013 for biographical details.|