J Morphol. Nov;(2) Specializations of the chorioallantoic placenta in the Brazilian scincid lizard, Mabuya heathi: a new placental morphotype. Mabuya heathi Schmidt & Inger, ; Mabuya heathi — Greer et al., the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. PDF | The tropical Brazilian skink Mabuya heathi is viviparous, producing ova which increase in wet mass by 53 % and in dry mass by 38 % during.

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Mabuya Fitzinger Opposite the openings of these glands, the chorion develops areolae, invaginated pits that are lined by absorptive, columnar epithelium. The chorioallantoic placenta of M. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Brasiliscincus heathi? Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga I: Amphibians and reptiles of the Hopkins-Branner expedition to Brazil.

The apposed chorionic epithelium is absorptive in morphology and contains giant binucleated cells that bear microvilli. The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. New World skinks of the genus Mabuya exhibit a unique form of viviparity that involves ovulation of tiny 1 mm eggs and provision of virtually all of the nutrients for embryonic development by placental means. Comparing alignment methods for inferring the history of the new world lizard genus Mabuya Squamata: Pellegrino and Miguel T.


Mabuya is a genus of long-tailed skinks restricted to species from various Caribbean islands.

Reptarium The Reptile Database. They are primarily carnivorous, though many are omnivorous. A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Mabuya. Rodrigues implicitly suggested that M.

Brasiliscincus heathi

Uterine epithelium of the placentome appears to be syncytial and secretory and overlies a rich vascular supply. Brasiliscincus heathi Brazilian mabuya tail bifurcation. Retrieved from ” https: Several specializations of the placental membranes of M. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata All stub articles.

Squamate reptiles of the Atlantic Forest of northern Bahia, Brazil.

Check List 13 5: The uterine lining is intimately apposed to the chorioallantois, with no trace of an intervening shell membrane or of epithelial erosion; thus, the placenta is epitheliochorial. Listed alphabetically by specific name. The Herpetological Journal 16 1: Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Wikispecies has information related to Mabuya.


Mabuya heathi

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The ancestors of the genus are believed to have rafted across the Atlantic from Africa during the last 9 million years. This is the first new type of chorioallantoic placenta to be defined formally for reptiles in over half a century.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Herpetological Review 29 4: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Copyright Wiley-Liss, Inc. Amphibians and reptiles from the Araripe bioregion, northeastern Brazil.

A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae. Herpetological Review 46 4: Views Read Edit View history.

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Find more photos by Google images search: This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat Special Publications in Herpetology. Check List 10 5: Habitat but not body shape affects predator attack frequency on lizard models in hewthi Brazilian Cerrado.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38 3: The genus is viviparoushaving a highly evolved placenta that resembles that of eutherian mammals. Check List 9 2: