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








Genus
Flexiseps

Madagascar Cylindrical Skinks*

Madagassische Walzenskinke

Madagassiske Valseskinker*

1839 Flexiseps Dumeril & Bibron (type species: Flexiseps astrolabi Dumeril & Bibron 1839)
Contents: 17 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Amphiglossus. Three species (alluaudi, crenni, elongatus) were transferred from the genus Androngo to the genus Amphiglossus by Andreone & Greer (2002) and subsequently assigned to the new genus Flexiseps, along with other species, by Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences (2017).
Distribution: Comoro Islands (Anjouan, Grande Comoro, Moheli), Glorioso Islands, Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be), Mayotte.

Flexiseps alluaudi

North Madagascar Cylindrical Skink*

Nordmadagassisischer Walzenskink*

Nordmadagassisk Valseskink*

1981 Scelotes alluaudi Brygoo
Androngo alluaudi Brygoo 1981
Amphiglossus alluaudi Andreone & Greer 2002
Flexiseps alluaudi Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).


Flexiseps andranovahensis

Andranovaho Cylindrical Skink*

Andranovaho-Walzenskink*

Andranovaho-valseskink*

1933 Scelotes andranovahensis Angel
Amphiglossus andranovahensis Welch 1982
Flexiseps andranovahensis Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps ardouini

Yellow Cylindrical Skink*

Gelber Walzenskink*

Gul Valseskink*

1897 Sepsina ardouini Mocquard
Scelotes ardouini Angel 1942
Amphiglossus ardouini Brygoo 1981
Flexiseps ardouini Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps crenni

Fanovana Cylindrical Skink*

Fanovana-Walzenskink*

Fanovana-valseskink*

1906 Sepsina crenni Mocquard
Scelotes crenni Angel 1942
Androngo crenni Brygoo 1981
Amphiglossus crenni Welch 1982
Flexiseps crenni Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps decaryi

Rock Cylindrical Skink*, Rock Skink

Felsen-Walzenskink*

Klippe-valseskink*

1930 Scelotes decaryi Angel
Amphiglossus decaryi Welch 1982
Flexiseps decaryi Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017
1930 Scelotes macrolepis Angel [not Scelotes macrolepis Boulenger 1888] (Angel 1942)

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps elongatus

Elongate Cylindrical Skink*

Grazie-Walzenskink*

Gratie-valseskink*

1933 Scelotes elongatus Angel
Androngo elongatus Brygoo 1981
Amphiglossus elongatus Welch 1982
Flexiseps elongatus Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).


Flexiseps gastrostictus

Belly-spotted Cylindrical Skink*

Bauchflecken-Walzenskink*

Bugplettet Valseskink*

1879 Gongylus gastrostictus O'Shaughnessy
Sepsina gastrosticta Boulenger 1887
Scelotes gastrostictus Angel 1942
Amphiglossus gastrostictus Welch 1982
Flexiseps gastrostictus Midtgaard 2019

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of melanurus (e.g., Pasteur 1959). Revalidated by Brygoo (1984). Not mentioned by Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences (2017).
Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps johannae

Comoro Cylindrical Skink*

Komoren-Walzenskink*

Comorisk Valseskink*

1880 Gongylus johannae Günther
Sepsina johannae Boulenger 1887
Scelotes johannae Angel 1942
Amphiglossus johannae Brygoo 1981
Flexiseps johannae Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017
1887 Gongylus teres Vaillant (Brygoo 1983)

Distribution: Comoro Islands (Anjouan, Grande Comoro, Moheli), Mayotte.


Flexiseps mandokava

Mount Ambre Cylindrical Skink*

Ambre-Walzenskink*

Ambre-valseskink*

1993 Amphiglossus mandokava Raxworthy & Nussbaum
Flexiseps mandokava Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps melanurus

Black-tailed Cylindrical Skink*

Schwarzschwänziger Walzenskink*

Sorthalet Valseskink*

1877 Gongylus melanurus Günther
Sepsina melanura Boulenger 1887
Scelotes melanurus Angel 1942
Amphiglossus melanurus Welch 1982
Flexiseps melanurus Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Remarks: Previously included gastrostictus and macrocercus.
Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps meva

Bicoloured Cylindrical Skink*

Zweifarbiger Walzenskink*

Tofarvet Valseskink*

2011 Amphiglossus meva Miralles, Raselimanana, Rakotomalala, Vences & Vieites
Flexiseps meva Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps ornaticeps

Grey Cylindrical Skink*

Grauer Walzenskink*

Grå Valseskink*

1896 Sepsina ornaticeps Boulenger
Scelotes ornaticeps Angel 1942
Amphiglossus ornaticeps Welch 1982
Flexiseps ornaticeps Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps poecilopus

Toamasina Cylindrical Skink*

Toamasina-Walzenskink*

Toamasina-valseskink*

1928 Scelotes poecilopus Barbour & Loveridge
Amphiglossus poecilopus Welch 1982
Flexiseps poecilopus Midtgaard 2019

Remarks: Validity supported by Brygoo (1984). Regarded as a synonym of melanurus by some authors (Glaw & Vences 2007). Not mentioned by Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences (2017).
Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps stylus

Clawless Cylindrical Skink*

Krallenloser Walzenskink*

Kloløs Valseskink*

2002 Amphiglossus stylus Andreone & Greer
Flexiseps stylus Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps tanysoma

Slender Cylindrical Skink*

Schlanker Walzenskink*

Slank Valseskink*

2002 Amphiglossus tanysoma Andreone & Greer
Flexiseps tanysoma Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps tsaratananensis

Tsaratanana Cylindrical Skink*

Tsaratanana-Walzenskink*

Tsaratanana-valseskink*

1981 Scelotes tsaratananensis Brygoo
Amphiglossus tsaratananensis Brygoo 1981
Flexiseps tsaratananensis Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Distribution: Madagascar.


Flexiseps valhallae

Glorioso Islands Cylindrical Skink*

Glorioso-Walzenskink*

Glorioso-valseskink*

1909 Sepsina valhallae Boulenger
Amphiglossus valhallae Brygoo 1981
Scelotes valhallae Cheke 1984
Flexiseps valhallae Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences 2017

Remarks: Not mentioned by Angel (1942), Glaw & Vences (1992), or Henkel & Schmidt (1995). Regarded as a valid species by Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences (2017).
Distribution: Glorioso Islands.