Trachylepis maculata (GRAY, 1839)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Trachylepis maculata?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Spotted Mabuya|
|Synonym||Tiliqua maculata GRAY 1839: 289|
Mabuya maculata — MAUSFELD AND D. VRCIBRADIC 2002
Mabuya maculata — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis maculata — MIRALLES et al. 2009
|Distribution||Brazil ? (unknown)|
Type locality: "Demerara" (probably in error, see comment)
|Types||Lectotype: MNHN-RA 2932, Demerara, collected E. Sabine, presented BMNH. Designation by Miralles et al. (2009).|
|Comment||Dunn (1935) synonymized M. maculata with M. mabouya mabouya (Lacépède, 1788). Mabuya mabouya mabouya, as defined by Dunn, is now known to represent a composite of several different species (e.g. Avila-Pires, 1995, Hedges & Conn 2012).|
The types of Tiliqua maculata have been collected in Demerara by Capt. Sabine, but some other specimens of lizards and snakes from "Demerara" collected by Capt. Sabine turned out to be restricted to certain Caribbean islands, including St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Lucia (Underwood, 1993).
See also record for Mabuya atlantica.
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
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