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Trachylepis aureopunctata (GRANDIDIER, 1867)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Gold-spotted Mabuya 
SynonymEuprepes aureo-punctatus GRANDIDIER 1867: 234
Mabuya aureopunctata — ANGEL 1942: 111
Mabuya aureopunctata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 312
Mabuya aureopunctata — GREER et al. 2000
Euprepis aureopunctata — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Trachylepis aureopunctata — BAUER 2003 

Type locality: “Hab. Saloubé, in media insula Madagascar”  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1456 
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Grandidier, A. 1867. Liste des reptiles nouveaux découverts, en 1866, sur la côte sud-ouest de Madagascar. Revue et Magazine de Zoologie (Paris), Sér. 2, 19: 232-234
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nussbaum, R.A. & C.J. Raxworthy 1995. A new Mabuya (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) of the aureopunctata-group from southern Madagascar. Journal of Herpetology 29 (1): 28-38 - get paper here
  • Ramanamanjato, Jean Baptiste, Ronald A. Nussbaum and Christopher J. Raxworthy. 1999. A new species of Mabuya Fitzinger(Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from the Onilahy River of south-west Madagascar. The Herpetological Journal 9 (2): 65-72. - get paper here
  • Van Beest, Piet 2004. Herpetologische waarnemingen op Madagascar - deel 3: Ifaty. Lacerta 62 (4): 136-143 - get paper here
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