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Chalcides armitagei BOULENGER, 1922

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
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. 
Etymologynamed after H.E. Capt. C.H. Armitage, C.M.G., “a generous donor” and discoverer of the types. 
References
  • 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
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 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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