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Chalcides pulchellus MOCQUARD, 1906

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMocquard's Cylindrical Skink 
SynonymChalcides pulchellus MOCQUARD 1906: 466
Chalcides pulchellus — BRYGOO 1985: 88
Chalcides pulchellus — GREENBAUM et al. 2006
Chalcides thierryi pulchellus 
DistributionSW Burkina Faso (= Upper Volta)

Type locality: “Soudan français, région du Lobi” (BRYGOO 1985: 88. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: MHNP 1906.150 (2689 alpha) 
CommentSynonymy: GUIBÉ 1954 considers this species as a synonym of Chalcides bottegi. 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after Latin “pulchellus” = pretty. 
References
  • Brygoo,E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • 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
  • Mocquard, F. 1906. Description de quelques espéces nouvelles de Reptiles. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 7: 464-466. - 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
 
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