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Chalcides armitagei BOULENGER, 1922

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

Type locality: “the Gambia”  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.2.94 (formerly 1923.11.30.1) 
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. 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Hörold, Ralf & Heidrun 2018. Die Königspythons daheim b(g)esucht, Teil 2. Ophidia 12 (1): 18-25
  • 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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