Aurélien Miralles

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Aurélien Miralles, French herpetologist.

  • CNRS-UMR5175 CEFE, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, 119 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier cedex 5, France.
  • Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany.

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  • Miralles, A. (2005) The identity of Lacertus mabouya Lacepede, 1788, with description of a neotype: an approach toward the taxonomy of New World Mabuya. Herpetologica, 61, 46–53.
  • Miralles, A., Rivas, G. & Barrio-Amorós, C.L. (2005a) Taxonomy of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) in Venezuela. Zoosystema, 27, 825–837.
  • Miralles, A., Rivas, G. & Schargel, W.E. (2005b) A new species of Mabuya (Squamata, Scincidae) from the Venezuelan Andes. Zootaxa, 895, 1–11.


  • Miralles, A. (2006a) A new species of Mabuya (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) from the Caribbean Island of San Andrés. The Herpetological Journal, 16, 1–7.
  • Miralles, A. (2006b) Speciation in the "Várzéa" flooded forest: a new Mabuya (Squamata, Scincidae) from Western Amazonia. Zootaxa, 1188, 1–22.


  • Miralles, A., Chaparro, J.C. & Harvey, M.B. 2009. Three rare and enigmatic South American Skinks. Zootaxa 2012: 47–68. Abstract & excerpt. Reference page
  • Miralles, A., Rivas, G., Bonillo, C., Schargel, W.E., Barros, T., García-Pérez, J.E. & Barrio-Amorós, C.L. (2009b) Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 156, 598–616.


  • Miralles, A. & Carranza, S. (2010) Systematics and biogeography of the Neotropical genus Mabuya, with special emphasis on the Amazonian skink Mabuya nigropunctata (Reptilia, Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54, 857–869.


  • Miralles, A., Köhler, J., Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2011. A molecular phylogeny of the "Madascincus polleni species complex", with description of a new species of scincid lizard from the coastal dune area of northern Madagascar. Zootaxa 2876: 1–16. Preview Reference page
  • Miralles, A., Vasconcelos, R., Perera, A., Harris, D.J. & Carranza, S. (2011) An integrative taxonomic revision of the Cape Verdean skinks (Squamata, Scincidae). Zoologica Scripta, 40, 16–44.









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