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Trachylepis lavarambo (NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 1998)

IUCN Red List - Trachylepis lavarambo - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymMabuya lavarambo NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 1998
Mabuya lavarambo — GREER & NUSSBAUM 2000
Euprepis lavarambo — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Trachylepis lavarambo — BAUER 2003 
DistributionNossi Be = Nosy Bé, Madagascar

Type locality: Lokobe Reserve, Ampasindava, 13°25' S, 48°19' E, 150 m elevation, Nosy Be Fivondronana, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 209152 (RAN mature 44078) 
DiagnosisIdentification. A Mabuya with lower eyelid undivided and bearing small transparent disk; single postnasal present on each side; 4 supraoculars, second greatly enlarged; single subocular scale (fifth supralabial), rectangular; 2 (or 1) elongate, small, posteriorly projecting scales on anterodorsal border of ear opening; 5 keels on dorsal scales of adults; 28-30 scale rows at midbody; scales of soles aspinous; subdigital scales acarinate; unregenerated tail 2.4-2.5 times snout-vent length; head, neck, and body with color pattern of dorsolateral, longitudinal stripes separated by a broad, middorsal, brown band; venter white with dark longitudinal lines between scales rows; tail uniform grayish brown dorsally, lighter below (NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 1998). 
EtymologyThe specific name "lavarambo" (pronounced "lava ramboo") is Malagasy for long (lava) tail (rambo) and is used as a noun in apposition referring to "the long-tailed one."
  • 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
  • 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, Ronald A. and Christopher J. Raxworthy 1998. New long-tailed Mabuya Fitzinger from Lokobe Reserve, Nosy Be, Madagascar (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae). Copeia 1998 (1): 114-119 - 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
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