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Acontias bicolor (HEWITT, 1929)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Acontiinae (Acontidae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlosaurus cregoi bicolor HEWITT 1929: 1
Typhlosaurus bicolor — BROADLEY 1962
Acontias bicolor — LAMB et al. 2010 
DistributionE Zimbabwe

Type locality: Umtali, South Rhodesia; neotype locality: Nyamziwa, Inyanga, Zimbabwe.  
TypesNeotype: DNMNH (= TM) 22367. Designated by Fitzsimons (1958). Original holotype: NMZB (formerly Rhodesian Museum, Bulawayo), lost, fide Fitzsimons (1958). 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless. 
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • Broadley, D.G. 1968. A review of the African genus Typhlosaurus Wiegmann (Sauria: Scincidae). Arnoldia (Rhodesia) 3 (36): 1-20
  • Greer,A.E. & Wadsworth, L. 2003. Body shape in skinks: the relationship between relative hind-limb length and relative snout-vent-length. Journal of Herpetology 37 (3): 554-559 - get paper here
  • Kirchhof, S., M. Krämer, J. Linden & K. Richter 2010. The reptile species assemblage of the Soutpansberg (Limpopo Province, South Africa) and its characteristics. Salamandra 46 (3): 147-166 - get paper here
  • Lamb, T.; Biswas, S. & Bauer, A.M. 2010. A phylogenetic reassessment of African fossorial skinks in the subfamily Acontinae (Squamata: Scincidae): evidence for parallelism and polyphyly. Zootaxa 2657: 33–46 - get paper here
  • Wagner, Philipp; Donald G. Broadley, and Aaron M. Bauer 2012. A New Acontine Skink from Zambia (Scincidae: Acontias Cuvier, 1817). Journal of Herpetology 46 (4): 494-502. - get paper here
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