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Trachylepis boettgeri (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Boettger'sMabuya 
SynonymMabuya boettgeri BOULENGER 1887: 173
Mabuya boettgeri — ANGEL 1942: 109
Mabuya boettgeri — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 312
Mabuya boettgeri — GREER & NUSSBAUM 2000
Euprepis boettgeri — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Trachylepis boettgeri — BAUER 2003
Mabuya boettgeri — WERNING & WOLF 2007 
DistributionMadagascar (elevation up to more than 2000 m).

Type locality: Betsileo, Madagascar  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.89.20 (formerly, collected Rev. G.A. Shaw. 
CommentHabitat: Mabuya boettgeri is a high elevation (1000- 2400 m) species found in grassland and degraded montane heathland of the High Plateau. It is strictly diurnal (like all Madagascan ma- buyas) and a surface-active ground-dweller. 
EtymologyNamed after Oskar Boettger (1844-1910), herpetologist at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt am Main. 
  • 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.
  • Belluardo F, Quirós DD, Lobón-Rovira J, Rosa GM, Rasoazanany M, Andreone F, Crottini A 2021. Uncovering the herpetological diversity of small forest fragments in south-eastern Madagascar (Haute Matsiatra). Zoosystematics and Evolution 97(2): 315-343 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Greer,A.E. & NUSSBAUM,R.A. 2000. New character useful in the systematics of the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Copeia 2000 (2): 615-618 - 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
  • 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 - 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, J. B., R. A. Nussbaum & C. J. Raxworthy 1999. A new species of Mabuya Fitzinger (Squamata: Scincidae: Lygosominae) from northern Madagascar. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 728: 1-22 - get paper here
  • Werning, H. & Wolf, C. 2007. Gebirge und Hochland - Reptilien und Amphibien in einem extremen Lebensraum. Draco 7 (27): 4-27 - get paper here
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