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Chioninia delalandii (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymEuprepes delalandii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 690
Euprepes Delalandii — BOCAGE 1866: 44
Mabuia delalandii — BOULENGER 1887: 158
Mabuia delalandii — MERTENS 1955: 9
Mabuya delalandii — JOGER 1993
Mabuya delalandii — GREER & NUSSBAUM 2000
Mabuya delalandii — BREHM et al. 2001
Chioninia delalandii — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Chioninia delalandii — KÖHLER et al. 2007 
DistributionCape Verde Islands

Type locality: see comment  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.19.55-56 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentInterparietal and parietals fused (unique in skinks). The type locality was erroneously reported as “cap de Bonne-Espérance” by DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839.

Type species: Euprepes delalandii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 690 is the type species of the genus Chioninia GRAY 1845. See Art. 69, ICZN 1999. 
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