Chalcides manueli

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Chalcides manueli
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Chalcides
Species: C. manueli
Binomial name
Chalcides manueli
Hediger, 1935
Chalcides manueli distribution.png
  • Chalcides ocellatus manueli
    Hediger, 1935
  • Chalcides manueli
    Caputo & Mellado, 1992

Chalcides manueli, commonly known as Manuel's skink, is a species of scincine lizard.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

C. manueli is endemic to Morocco.[1]


The specific name, manueli, is in honor of Albert Manuel of Rabat who helped Hediger to organize an expedition to Morocco.[2]


Adult females of C. manueli give birth to live young.

Conservation status[edit]

C. manueli is somewhat rare throughout its distribution and is affected by deforestation, desertification, and overgrazing. It is likely that the species is in decline, and its range is severely fragmented.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Chalcides manueli ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Chalcides manueli, p. 167).
  3. ^ Joger U; et al. (2005). "Chalcides manueli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 April 2007.  Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is vulnerable.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hediger H. (1935). "Herpetologische Beobachtungen in Marokko ". Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 46: 1-49. (Chalcides ocellatus manueli, new subspecies, p. 20). (in German).