Lygosoma


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Lygosoma

 

a genus of lizards of the family Scincidae (skinks). Body length, up to 30 cm. The limbs are partially or almost completely reduced (varying from completely developed four- or five-digital to hardly noticeable unidactylous or adactylous limbs); some species are snakelike. There are approximately 100 species, distributed in Africa, Australia, South and Southeast Asia, Polynesia, and Central America. These skinks live primarily in forests and among low shrubs; some species dwell among rocks, on cliffs, along seacoasts, and sometimes on high-altitude mountains. Those species of Lygosoma that resemble snakes are seldom seen on the surface of the soil. Lygosoma feed on insects and small invertebrates. Most species lay eggs, but a few are live-bearers.

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In the ethmoidal region, the nasal capsule of the Mabuya is broad, very developed, and similar to others lizards such as the scincids Chalcides ocellatus, Eutropis carinata (= Mabuya carinata), Plestiodon fasciauts (= Eumeces quinquelineatus), Trachylepis capensis (= Mabuya capensis), Lygosoma, the lacertids Lacerta vivipara, and Acanthodactylus boskiana, the anguid Anguis fragilis, and the gimnophthalmid Ptychoglossus bicolor (Rice 1920; Pearson 1921; Rao & Ramaswami 1952; El Toubi & Kamal 1961; Skinner 1973; Bellaris & Kamal 1981; Hernandez et al.
The scaffolding in orbitotemporal region changes with the body-plan, presenting reductions of some cartilages in serpentiform skinks like Lygosoma sp.
A similar characteristic is probably present in Lygosoma sp.
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africana (Werner, 1895) -- 1 Chamaeleonidae Chamaeleo dilepis Leach, 1819 16 -- Scincidae Melanoseps loveridgei Brygoo et Roux-Esteve, -- 14 1981 Lygosoma sundevalli (A.
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The systematics and evolutionary relationships of the Scincid lizard genus Lygosoma.
2 Hamilton & Pollack (1955); Palmer & Braswell (1995) REPTILIA Lygosoma laterale** 2 2.