Acontias richardi (JACOBSEN, 1987)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Acontias richardi?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Acontinae; Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Richard’s Legless Skink|
|Synonym||Typhlosaurus lineatus richardi JACOBSEN 1987|
Typhlosaurus lineatus richardi — KIRCHHOF et al. 2010
Acontias richardi — LAMB et al. 2010
|Distribution||Republic of South Africa (Soutpansberg)|
Type locality: In sandveld 4, 5 km north of Tshamavhudzi peak 22° 37’ S, 30° 31’ E, Republic of Venda, Southern Africa.
|Types||Holotype: DNMNH (= TM) 59066, adult male; paratypes: TM|
|Comment||Limb morphology: Limbless.|
|Etymology||Named after “Richard E Newbery for his enthusiasm and assistance during the survey without which much less would have been accomplished.”|