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Trachylepis volamenaloha (NUSSBAUM, RAXWORTHY & RAMANAMANJATO, 1999)

IUCN Red List - Trachylepis volamenaloha - Near Threatened, NT

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

Type locality: Andranopasasy, Bemaraha Reserve 18° 42.48’ S, 44° 42.98’ E, elevation 120 m., Antsalova Fivondronana, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 221189 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe name comes from the Malagasy for gold or coppery color (volamena) and head (loha). 
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
  • BORA, PARFAIT; J. CHRISTIAN RANDRIANANTOANDRO, ROMA RANDRIANAVELONA, ELISOA F. HANTALALAINA, RAPHALI R. ANDRIANTSIMANARILAFY, DANIEL RAKOTONDRAVONY, OLGA R. RAMILIJAONA, MIGUEL VENCES, RICHARD K. B. JENKINS, FRANK GLAW, AND JÖRN KÖHLER 2009. AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF THE TSINGY DE BEMARAHA PLATEAU, WESTERN MADAGASCAR: CHECKLIST, BIOGEOGRAPHY AND CONSERVATION. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (1):111-125.
  • 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
  • Nussbaum, Ronald A.; Christopher J. Raxworthy & Jean B. RAMANAMANJATO 1999. Additional species of Mabuya Fitzinger (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Western Madagascar. Journal of Herpetology 33 (2): 264-280 - get paper here
 
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