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Feylinia elegans (HALLOWELL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Elegant Feylinia 
SynonymAcontias elegans HALLOWELL 1854: 64
Sphenorhina elegans — HALLOWELL 1857: 52
Anelytrops elegans — BOCAGE 1866: 45
Feylinia elegans — SCHMIDT 1919: 605
Feylinia elegans elegans — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1942: 108
Feylinia elegans — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Feylinia elegans — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007: 234 
DistributionEquatorial Guinea, Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire: Katanga), Angola, Central African Republic, Cameroon? (probably)

Type locality: “Liberia, West Coast of Africa”.  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 9456, collected H.A. Ford (see Brygoo & Roux-Estève, 1983, for determination of limits of type series). 
CommentDistribution: Not listed by BROADLEY 1998 for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire). Not in Gabon fide PAUWELS & VANDE WEGHE 2008. Not in East Africa (i.e. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi fide S. Spawls, pers. comm., 28 June 2018). For a map with localities in Equatorial Guinea see SÁNCHEZ-VIALAS et al. 2022. 
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1866. Lista dos reptis das possessões portuguezas d'Africa occidental que existem no Museu Lisboa. Jorn. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat. Lisboa 1: 37-56 - get paper here
  • Brygoo,E.R. & Roux-Esteve 1983. Feylinia, genre de lézards africains de la famille des Scincidae, sous-famille des Feyliniinae. Bull. Mus. Nation. Hist. Nat. Paris (4) 5: 307-341
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - get paper here
  • Hallowell,E. 1854. Description of new species of Reptilia from western Africa. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 64 [1852]: 62-65 - get paper here
  • Hallowell,E. 1857. Notes of a collection of reptiles from the Gaboon country, West Africa, recently presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, by Dr. Herny A. Ford. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 9: 48-72 - get paper here
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • SÁNCHEZ-VIALAS, A., CALVO-REVUELTA, M. & DE LA RIVA, I. 2022. Synopsis of the terrestrial Reptiles of Equatorial Guinea. Zootaxa 5202 (1): 1-197 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1919. Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the Collection of the American Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part I: turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and chamaeleons. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 39 (2): 385-624 - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de & R. LAURENT 1942. Contribution à la Faune Herpétologique du Congo belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 36 (2): 101-115
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