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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

2017 Flexiseps Erens, Miralles, Glaw, Chatrou & Vences (type species: Gongylus melanurus Günther 1877)
Contents: 17 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
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.