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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
Euprepis vezo — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Trachylepis vezo — BAUER 2003 

Type locality: 0.5 km WSW of Lavenombato village, 23°33.5’S, 43°48.3’E, 10 m elevation, Toliara Fivondronana, Toliara Province [near the mouth of the Onilahy River], Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 217100 (RAN 48523) 
CommentWhite-spotted species of the aureopunctata group of Madagascan Mabuyas. Similar in size and habitat to M. vato, and in general coloration to the much larger M. aureopunctata. Broadly sympatric with M. aureopunctata, M. elegans, and M. gravenhorstii.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the Vezo ethnic group of Malagasy who occupy Lavenombato village and protect the type locality through their fady (taboo) system. 
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
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