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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Brachyseps
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Brachyseps

Madagascar Short-legged Skinks, (see also Madascincus)

Madagassische Kurzbeinskinke (sehe auch Madascincus)

Madagassiske Kortbenskinker (se også Madascincus)

1839 Brachyseps Dumeril & Bibron (type species: Brachyseps astrolabi Dumeril & Bibron 1839)
Contents: 8 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Amphiglossus.
Distribution: Madagascar.

Brachyseps anosyensis

Anosy Mountains Short-legged Skink

Anosy-Kurzbeinskink

Anosy-kortbenskink

1993 Amphiglossus anosyensis Raxworthy & Nussbaum
Brachyseps anosyensis Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Brachyseps frontoparietalis

Eastern Madagascar Short-legged Skink

Ostmadagassischer Kurzbeinskink

Østmadagassisk Kortbenskink

1889 Sepsina frontoparietalis Boulenger
Scelotes frontoparietalis Angel 1942
Amphiglossus frontoparietalis Brygoo 1981
Brachyseps frontoparietalis Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Brachyseps macrocercus

Black-striped Short-legged Skink

Schwarzstreifiger Kurzbeinskink

Sortstribet Kortbenskink

1882 Gongylus macrocercus Günther
Sepsina macrocerca Boulenger 1887
Scelotes macrocercus Angel 1942
Amphiglossus macrocercus Welch 1982
Brachyseps macrocercus Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of melanurus (e.g., Pasteur 1959). Revalidated by Brygoo (1984).
Distribution: Madagascar.


Brachyseps mandady

Masoala Short-legged Skink

Masoala-Kurzbeinskink

Masoala-kortbenskink

2002 Amphiglossus mandady Andreone & Greer
Brachyseps mandady Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Brachyseps praeornatus

Vondrozo Short-legged Skink

Vondrozo-Kurzbeinskink

Vondrozo-kortbenskink

1938 Scelotes praeornatus Angel
Amphiglossus praeornatus Andreone & Greer 2002
Brachyseps praeornatus Midtgaard 2019

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of frontoparietalis (e.g., Brygoo 1981). Revalidated by Andreone & Greer (2002). Not mentioned by Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences (2017).
Distribution: Madagascar.


Brachyseps punctatus

Spotted Short-legged Skink

Gefleckter Kurzbeinskink

Plettet Kortbenskink

1993 Amphiglossus punctatus Raxworthy & Nussbaum
Brachyseps punctatus Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Brachyseps spilostichus

Spotted-lined Short-legged Skink

Fleckenstreifen-Kurzbeinskink

Pletstribet Kortbenskink

2002 Amphiglossus spilostichus Andreone & Greer
Brachyseps spilostictus Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Brachyseps splendidus

Banded Short-legged Skink

Gebänderter Kurzbeinskink

Båndet Kortbenskink

1872 Gongylus splendidus Grandidier
Sepsina splendida Boulenger 1887
Scelotes splendidus Angel 1942
Amphiglossus splendidus Brygoo 1981
Brachyseps splendidus Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.