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Trachylepis sechellensis (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Seychelles Mabuya
G: Seychellenskink 
SynonymEuprepes Sechellensis [sic] DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 682
Mabuya sechellensis — STEJNEGER 1893: 720
Mabuia sechellensis [sic] — TORNIER 1901
Mabuya sechellensis — BRYGOO 1981
Mabuya seychellensis — GREER et al. 2000
Trachylepis sechellensis — PAWLOWSKI & KRÄMER 2009
Trachylepis seychellensis — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionSeychelles

Type locality: “îles Séchelles”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: MNHN 
CommentMitochondrial DNA genealogy rendered a monophyletic T. wrightii nested within a paraphyletic T. sechellensis, whereas nuclear DNA sequences from five unlinked
markers reflected the accepted taxonomy (Rocha et al. 2016). 
References
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  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Fieldsend, T W & Burnham, N 2018. Trachylepis sechellensis (Seychelles Skink) Diet Herpetological Review 49 (3): 540 - get paper here
  • Gerlach, Justin 2002. The Palm Spider as an Unexpected Gecko Predator. Gekko 3 (1): 19-21
  • Greer, A.E., Arnold, C. & Arnold, E.N. 2000. The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (1): 121-126 - get paper here
  • Grimm, Markus; Ruckstuhl, Anita 1998. Eindrücke von der Herpetofauna der Seychellen. Elaphe 6 (1): 103-110
  • Hoesch, U. 1982. Herpetologische Beobachtungen auf den Seychellen. Herpetofauna 4 (17): 31-33 - get paper here
  • PAWLOWSKI, S. 2013. Herpetologie des Morne Seychellois National Park auf Mahé, Seychellen. Sauria 35 (3): 33-40 - get paper here
  • PAWLOWSKI, S. 2016. Herpetological impressions from Aride Island, Seychelles Sauria 38 (1): 48-53 - get paper here
  • PAWLOWSKI, S. 2017. Bemerkungen zur Habitatnutzung und Revierverhalten des Seychellenskinks Trachylepis sechellensis (Duméril & Bibron, 1839) auf den zentralen Seychelleninseln Sauria 39 (3): 37-43 - get paper here
  • PAWLOWSKI, S. 2017. Herpetologische Eindrücke vom Fond-Ferdinand-Naturreservat, Praslin, Seychellen Sauria 39 (1): 21-27 - get paper here
  • PAWLOWSKI, S. & C. KRÄMER 2010. Bemerkungen zur Lebensweise und Fortpflanzung des Seychellenskinks Trachylepis seychellensis (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839) auf den zentralen Seychelleninseln. Sauria 32 (4): 33-41 - get paper here
  • Pawlowski, S. & Krämer, C. 2006. Herpetologische Eindrücke von den zentralen Sychelleninseln Praslin, Curieuse, La Digue und Cousin. Elaphe 14 (3): 53-61
  • 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
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • Rocha, Sara; Anna Perera, Andreia Silva, David Posada and D. James Harris, 2016. Evolutionary history of Trachylepis skinks in the Seychelles islands: introgressive hybridization, morphological evolution and geographic structure. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 119 (1): 15–36, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12803 - get paper here
  • Rocha, Sara; Carretero, Miguel A.; Harris, D. James 2010. Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of Mabuya spp. (Squamata: Scincidae) from western Indian Ocean islands. Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 375-385 - get paper here
  • Stejneger, L. 1893. On some collections of reptiles and batrachians from East Africa and the adjacent islands, recently received from Dr. W. L. Abbott and Mr. William Astor Chanler, with descriptions of new species. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 16: 711-741 - get paper here
  • Tornier, G. 1901. Die Reptilien und Amphibien der Deutschen Tiefseeexpedition 1898/99. Zool. Anz. 24:61—66 - 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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