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Feylinia polylepis BOCAGE, 1887

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Manyscaled Feylinia 
SynonymFeylinia currori var. polylepis BOCAGE 1887: 198
Feylinia polylepis — WELCH 1982: 66
Feylinia polylepis — POLLO 2017
Feylinia polylepis — CERÍACO et al. 2023 
DistributionPrincipe Island (Gulf of Guinea)

Type locality: Ile du Prince  
TypesNeotype: MSNG 35593A, Bahio do Ceste et Roca Inf, collected L. Fea, 1901, presented Enrique. Designation by Brygoo & Roux-Estève (1983). Syntypes: lost (formerly MBL, but lost in fire that destroyed the museum in 1978), 2 specimens, from Ile du Prince (Principe, Gulf of Guinea). 
CommentStatus unclear. Euprepis polylepis PETERS 1869 is listed in BOULENGER 1887: 157 as synonym of Mabuia stangeri (GRAY). Another synonym of Mabuia stangeri is Euprepes hopfferi BOCAGE 1875. 
  • Bocage, J.V.B. du 1887. Melanges erpetologiques. I. Reptiles et Batraciens du Congo. II. Reptiles de Dahomey. III. Reptiles de l’Ile du Prince. IV. Reptiles et Batraciens de Quissange (Benguella) envoyés par M. J. d’Anchieta. Jorn. Sci. math. phys. nat., Lisboa, 11: 177-211 - 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
  • Ceríaco, L. M. P., Marques, M. P., de Sousa, A. C. A., Veríssimo, J., Beja, P., & Ferreira, S. 2023. Illustrated keys and a DNA barcode reference library of the amphibians and terrestrial reptiles (Amphibia, Reptilia) of São Tomé and Príncipe (Gulf of Guinea, West Africa). ZooKeys, 1168, 41-75
  • LO CASCIO, PIETRO. 2022. Remarks on the ecology of the endemic skink Feylinia polylepis Bocage, 1887 from Príncipe Island, Gulf of Guinea. Herpetology Notes 15: 683–685. - get paper here
  • Pollo, César J. 2017. Guide of Amphibians and Reptiles of São Tomé and Príncipe. Smashwords / César J. Pollo, 156 pp. - get paper here
  • Welch, K.R.G. 1982. Herpetology of Africa; a checklist and bibliography of the orders Amphisbaenia, Sauria, and Serpentes. Robert E. Krieger Pub. Co., Malabar, FL 293 pp.
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