Amphiglossus meva

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Scincoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Subfamilia: Scincinae
Genus: Amphiglossus
Species: Amphiglossus meva

Name[edit]

Amphiglossus meva Miralles, Raselimanana, Rakotomalala, Vences & Vieites, 2011

Holotype: MNCN 44648 (field no. ZCMV 11324).

Paratypes: (n=10). An adult specimen, MNCN 44650 (field no. DRV 5947), a subadult, MNCN 44649 (field no. DRV 5885), a juvenile, ZSM 0487/2009 (field no. ZCMV 11323), UADBA 29402 (field no. APR 05957), UADBA 29403 (field no. APR 05958), an adult male, UADBA 29404 (field no. APR 05959), UADBA 29405 (field no. APR 06021) UADBA 29406 (field no. APR 06039), two juveniles, UADBA 29407 and UADBA 29408 (field no. APR 06040 and APR 06041).

Type locality: The western portion of the Makira plateau, close to a campsite locally named Angozongahy, at 15°26'13.3"S 49°07'07.0"E, 1009 m above sea level, district of Mandritsara, region of Sofia, province of Mahajanga, northeastern Madagascar.

References[edit]

  • Miralles, A. et al. 2011: A new large and colorful skink of the genus Amphiglossus from Madagascar revealed by morphology and multilocus molecular study. Zootaxa, 2918: 47–67. Preview
  • Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2007: A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Madagascar. Third edition. Cologne, Vences & Glaw Verlag, 496 pp.