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Chalcides pseudostriatus CAPUTO, 1993

IUCN Red List - Chalcides pseudostriatus - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymChalcides (chalcides) pseudostriatus CAPUTO 1993: 104
Chalcides chalcides mertensi KLAUSEWITZ 1954: 198 (partim)
Chalcides pseudostriatus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 625
Chalcides pseudostriatus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionNW Morocco

Type locality: environs of Tangier (N Morocco)  
TypesHolotype: MRSN XR-152, adult male 
CommentLargest species of the genus. 
EtymologyFrom Greek “pseudo” = false, and Latin “striatus” = striped, since this species was long mistaken for C. striatus. 
  • Caputo V 1993. Taxonomy and evolution of the Chalcides chalcides complex (Reptilia, Scincidae) with description of two new species. MUSEO REGIONALE DI SCIENZE NATURALI BOLLETTINO (TURIN) 11(1): 47-120 - get paper here
  • Mateo, José A., Philippe Geniez and Jacques Bons 1995. Saurians of the genus Chalcides Laurenti 1768 (Reptilia, Scincidae) in Morocco, I. review and distribution. Revista Española de Herpetologia 9: 7-36 - get paper here
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd 2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
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