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Trachylepis tavaratra (RAMANAMANJATO, NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 1999)

IUCN Red List - Trachylepis tavaratra - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMabuya tavaratra RAMANAMANJATO, NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 1999
Euprepis tavaratra — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Trachylepis tavaratra — BAUER 2003 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: "Betsimanefa, along trail to Ankorefo, Montagne d'Ambre, 12°28.0' S, 49°08.5' E, 550 m elevation, Antsiranana Fivondronana, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar".  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 208950 (RAN 38787) 
Diagnosis 
CommentName is Malagasy for "northern race" 
Etymology 
References
  • Bauer, A.M. 2003. On the identity of Lacerta punctata Linnaeus, 1758, the type species of the genus Euprepis Wagler, 1830, and the generic assignment of Afro-Malagasy skinks. African Journal of Herpetology 52:1-7. - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99 - get paper here
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54
  • Lima, Alexandra; D. James Harris, Sara Rocha, Aurélien Miralles, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Trachylepis skink species from Madagascar and the Seychelles (Squamata: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67 (3): 615-620 - get paper here
  • MAUSFELD, Patrick & Andreas SCHMITZ 2003. Molecular phylogeography, intraspecific variation and speciation of the Asian scincid lizard genus Eutropis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Reptilia: Scincidae): taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Org. Divers. Evol. 3: 161–171
  • Ramanamanjato, J. B., R. A. Nussbaum & C. J. Raxworthy 1999. A new species of Mabuya Fitzinger (Squamata: Scincidae: Lygosominae) from northern Madagascar. Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 728: 1-22
 
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