Flexiseps melanurus

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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: Flexiseps
Species:Flexiseps melanurus

Name[edit]

Syntypes (4): BMNH 1946.8.20.94-96, 1946.8.21.35.

Type locality: “Anzahamaru; Mahanoro”, Madagascar.

Combinations[edit]

  • Gongylus melanurusGünther, 1877: 314 [original combination]
  • Sepsina melanuraBoulenger, 1887: 419 [subsequent combination]
  • Scelotes melanurusAngel, 1942 [subsequent combination]
  • Amphiglossus melanurusBrygoo, 1984: 147 [subsequent combination]
  • Flexiseps melanurusErens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences, 2017: 471 [subsequent combination, by implication]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Scelotes poecilopus Barbour & Loveridge, 1928: 64 [synonymized by Glaw & Vences (2007: 342)]

Holotype: MCZ 21.255.

Type locality: “Tamatave, eastern Madagascar”.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Spotted Skink