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Pygomeles trivittatus (BOULENGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPygomeles trivittatus trilineatus (ANGEL 1942)
Pygomeles trivittatus trivittatus BOULENGER 1896 
Common Names 
SynonymPygomeles trivittatus BOULENGER 1896: 449
Pygomeles trivittatus — ANGEL 1942: 119
Scelotes trivittatus — BRYGOO 1980
Androngo trivittatus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 319
Androngo trivittatus — ANDREONE & GREER 2002: 164
Pygomeles trivittatus — MIRALLES et al. 2015

Pygomeles trivittatus trilineatus (ANGEL 1942)
Scelotes trilineatus ANGEL 1942
Androngo trivittatus trilineatus — BRYGOO 1987: 257
Pygomeles trivittatus trilineatus — MIRALLES et al. 2015 
DistributionS Madagascar

trivittatus: S Madagascar

trilineatus: coastal S Madagascar; Type locality: “Forê de Bevia (Behara)”  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.13.63-66; lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.13.66 (1946.8.1366 fide Brygoo 1987)
Holotype: MNHN 50-329 [trilineatus] 
CommentSynonymy: Androngo appears to be nested within Amphiglossus (SCHMITZ et al. 2005, CROTTINI et la. 2009, MIRALLES et al. 2011) but this species more recently was found to be more closely related to Pygomeles.

Type species: Pygomeles trivittatus BOULENGER 1896: 449 is the type species of the genus Androngo BRYGOO 1982. 
References
  • Andreone, F. & Greer, A.E. 2002. Malagasy scincid lizards: descriptions of nine new species, with notes on the morphology, reproduction and taxonomy of some previously described species (Reptilia, Squamata: Scincidae). Journal of Zoology 258, 139-181
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1896. Descriptions of new lizards from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 17: 444-449 - get paper here
  • Brygoo E 1980. Systematique des lezards scincides de la region Malagache. 1. Scelotes trivittatus (Boulenger, 1896) nov. comb. synonyme de Scelotes trilineatus Angel, 1949. BULLETIN DU MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE SECTION A ZOOLOGIE BIOLOGIE ET ECOLOGIE ANIMALES 7 (4) [1979]: 1115-1120
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1987. Systématique des lézards scincides de la région malgache. XIX. Données nouvelles sur le genre Androngo. Bulletin du Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle (4) 9 (1): 255-263
  • 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
  • Crottini, Angelica; Janina Dordel, Jörn Köhler, Frank Glaw, Andreas Schmitz, Miguel Vences 2009. A multilocus phylogeny of Malagasy scincid lizards elucidates the relationships of the fossorial genera Androngo and Cryptoscincus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53 (1): 345-350 - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Annette Olsonn, David Henson, Sunil Kumar, and David Emmett. 2009. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Onilahy River Valley, a Temporary Protected Area in Southwest Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 62-79 - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Miralles A, Hipsley CA, Erens J, Gehara M, Rakotoarison A, Glaw F, et al. 2015. Distinct Patterns of Desynchronized Limb Regression in Malagasy Scincine Lizards (Squamata, Scincidae). PLoS One 10 (6): e0126074. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126074 - get paper here
 
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