Amphiglossus


Amphiglossus

Taxobox
name = "Amphiglossus"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Reptilia (paraphyletic)
unranked_ordo = Sauria
ordo = Squamata (paraphyletic)
infraordo = Scincomorpha
familia = Scincidae
subfamilia = see text
genus = "Amphiglossus"
genus_authority =
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision =37, see text.

"Amphiglossus" is a genus of skinks (family Scincidae).

It is usually placed in the subfamily Scincinae which seems to be paraphyletic however. Probably quite close to "Paracontias" and possibly "Androngo trivittatus", it belongs to a major clade which does not seem to include the type genus "Scincus". Thus, it will probably be eventually assigned to a new, yet-to-be-named subfamily.(Austin & Arnold 2006)

pecies

*"Amphiglossus alluaudi"
*"Amphiglossus andranovahensis"
*"Amphiglossus ankodabensis"
*"Amphiglossus anosyensis"
*"Amphiglossus ardouini"
*"Amphiglossus astrolabi"
*"Amphiglossus crenni"
*"Amphiglossus decaryi"
*"Amphiglossus elongatus"
*"Amphiglossus frontoparietalis"
*"Amphiglossus gastrostictus"
*"Amphiglossus igneocaudatus"
*"Amphiglossus intermedius"
*"Amphiglossus johannae"
*"Amphiglossus macrocercus"
*"Amphiglossus macrolepis"
*"Amphiglossus mandady"
*"Amphiglossus mandokava"
*"Amphiglossus melanopleura"
*"Amphiglossus melanurus"
*"Amphiglossus minutus"
*"Amphiglossus mouroundavae"
*"Amphiglossus nanus"
*"Amphiglossus ornaticeps"
*"Amphiglossus poecilopus"
*"Amphiglossus polleni"
*"Amphiglossus praeornatus"
*"Amphiglossus punctatus"
*"Amphiglossus reticulatus"
*"Amphiglossus spilostichus"
*"Amphiglossus splendidus"
*"Amphiglossus stumpffi"
*"Amphiglossus stylus"
*"Amphiglossus tanysoma"
*"Amphiglossus tsaratananensis"
*"Amphiglossus valhallae"
*"Amphiglossus waterloti"

References

* (2006): Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered "Leiolopisma" skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. "Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution" 39(2): 503–511. doi|10.1016/j.ympev.2005.12.011 (HTML abstract)


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