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Chalcides armitagei BOULENGER, 1922

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Common NamesArmitage's Cylindrical Skink 
SynonymChalcides armitagei BOULENGER 1922: 899
Chalcides armitagei — GREENBAUM et al. 2006 
DistributionGambia, Guinea Bissau, Senegal

Type locality: “the Gambia” Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.2.94 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentCited as Chalcides armitagei BOULENGER 1896 by Frank & Ramus 1995. The year given by Pasteur is 1921 in the text (p. 3), but 1920 in the references. 
EtymologyEtymology: named after H.E. Capt. C.H. Armitage, C.M.G., “a generous donor” and discoverer of the types. 
  • Barnett, Linda K. & Emms, Craig 2005. Common reptiles of The Gambia. Rare Repro, Hailsham, East Sussex, 24 pp.
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1922. Description of a New Lizard of the genus Chalcides, from the Gambia, living in the Society's Gardens. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1922 (1): 899
  • Greenbaum, E.; Campbell, A.C. & Raxworthy, C.J. 2006. A revision of sub-saharan Chalcides (Squamata: Scincidae) with redescriptions of two East African species. Herpetologica 62 (1): 71-89 - get paper here
  • Håkansson,N.T. 1981. An annotated checklist of reptiles known to occur in the Gambia. Journal of Herpetology 15 (2): 155-161 - get paper here
  • Pasteur,G. 1981. A survey of the species groups of the the old world scincid genus Chalcides. Journal of Herpetology 15 (1): 1-16 - get paper here
  • Trapé, J.F.; Chirio, L. & Trapé, S. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Trape, Sébastien. 2008. First record of the skink Chalcides armitagei Boulenger, 1922 in coastal areas of Guinea Bissau and Senegal. Herpetozoa 20 (3/4):189-191 [2007] - get paper here
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