Chalcides simonyi

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Chalcides simonyi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Chalcides
Species: C. simonyi
Binomial name
Chalcides simonyi
Steindachner, 1891
Chalcides simonyi distribution.png
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Chalcides viridanus
    Gravenhorst, 1851
  • Chalcides polylepis simonyi
    Steindachner, 1891
  • Chalcides polylepis occidentalis
    Steindachner, 1900

Chalcides simonyi is a species of skink in the family Scincidae.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, simonyi, is in honor of Viennese naturalist Oskar Simonyi (1852–1915).[3]

Geographic range[edit]

C. simonyi is found only on the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.[1]

Habitat[edit]

The natural habitats of C. simonyi are temperate shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, temperate grassland, rocky areas, pastureland, and urban areas.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Miras JAM, Pérez-Mellado V (2005). Chalcides simonyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.
  2. ^ "Chalcides viridanus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Chalcides simonyi, p. 244).

Further reading[edit]

  • Steindachner F (1891). "Ueber die Reptilien und Batrachier der westlichen und östlichen Gruppe der canarischen Inseln ". Ann. K. K. Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums, Wien 6: 287-306. (Chalcides simonyi, new species, pp. 299–300). (in German).