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Chalcides sepsoides (AUDOUIN, 1829)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWedge-snouted Skink 
SynonymScincus sepsoides AUDOUIN 1829: 132, 180
Sphenops capistratus WAGLER 1830: 161
Sphaenops sepsoïdes — REUSS 1834: 54
Sphenops capistratus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 578
Sphenops capistratus — BOETTGER 1880
Chalcides sepoides [sic] — BOULENGER 1887: 407
Sphenops capitstratae — TORNIER 1899 (fide BAUER 2004)
Chalcides sepoides [sic] — LOVERIDGE 1936: 74
Sphenops sepsoides — PASTEUR & BONS 1960
Chalcides sepsoides — JOHANN 1981
Sphenops sepsoides — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 369
Sphenops sepoides — BAUER 2004
Chalcides sepsoides — CARRANZA et al. 2008
Sphenops sepsoides — IBRAHIM 2013 
DistributionTunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sinai, S Israel, W Jordan

Type locality: Egypt  
Reproductionviviparous 
Types 
Diagnosis 
CommentSphenops sepsoides boulengeri (ANDERSON 1896) is treated as a valid species by SCHLEICH et al. 1996. 
Etymology 
References
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  • Boettger, O. [as O. Böttger] 1880. Die Reptilien und Amphibien von Syrien, Palaestina und Cypern. Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., Frankfurt/M., 1879-1880: 132-219 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Carranza, S.; E.N. Arnold, Ph. Geniez, J. Roca and J.A. Mateo 2008. Radiation, multiple dispersal and parallelism in the skinks, Chalcides and Sphenops (Squamata: Scincidae), with comments on Scincus and Scincopus and the age of the Sahara Desert. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46 (3): 1071-1094 - get paper here
  • Disi, A.M.; Modry, D.; Necas, P. & Rifai, L. 2001. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 408 pp.
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