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Feylinia currori GRAY, 1845

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWestern Forest Feylinia 
SynonymFeylinia currori GRAY 1845: 129
Feylinia currori — SCHMIDT 1919: 566
Feylinia currori — LEBRETON 1999
Feylinia currori — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 16
Feylinia currori — JACKSON & BLACKBURN 2007
Feylinia currori — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 169 
DistributionCameroon, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Angola, Central African Republic, Tanzania, Nigeria; Sierra Leone (?), Kenya (Kakamega Forest).

Type locality: Angola.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH (lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.13.79) 
Diagnosis 
CommentSpecimens from Bomassa (Congo) were dark brown or pale blue (K. Jackson, pers. comm.).

Reports from Tunisia may be based on confusion with Sphenops boulengeri.

Limbless.

Type species: Feylinia currori GRAY 1845: 129 is the type species of the genus Feylinia GRAY 1845. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, J. Curror. 
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