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Hakaria simonyi (STEINDACHNER, 1899)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSepsina (Hakaria) Simonyi STEINDACHNER 1899: 161
Parachalcides socotranus BOULENGER 1899
Scelotes simonyi — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1928
Sepsina (Hakaria) Simonyi — TIEDEMANN & GRILLITSCH 1999
Hakaria simonyi — RÖSLER & WRANIK 2004 
DistributionSocotra Island; Arabia

Type locality: “Hakari auf Sokotra” [now Aqari, a village in the southern plain of Socotra] (S. simonyi); Dahamis (Socotra) [P. socotranus].  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: NMW 10608-10611
Holotype: MSNTO R2207 [Parachalcides socotranus BOULENGER 1899] 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe skink was described by F. Steindachner first, between May 5 and 15th of 1899, Boulenger's paper came out in May 18, 1899 (fide LOVERIDGE 1935).

Type species: Sepsina Simonyi STEINDACHNER 1899: 161 is the type species of the (sub-) genus Hakaria STEINDACHNER 1899. 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1899. Descriptions of the new species of reptiles. Bulletin of the Liverpool Museum, 2:4-7
  • Loveridge, A. 1935. Synonyms of a Socotran Skink (Scelotes including Sepsina). Copeia 1935 (4): 188 - get paper here
  • RAZZETTI, EDOARDO; ROBERTO SINDACO, CRISTINA GRIECO, FRANCESCA PELLA, UGO ZILIANI, FABIO PUPIN, ELISA RISERVATO, DANIELE PELLITTERI-ROSA, LUCA BUTIKOFER, AHMED SAEED SULEIMAN, BADAR AWADH AL-ASEILY, CATERINA CARUGATI, ELEONORA BONCOMPAGNI & MAURO FAS 2011. Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia). Zootaxa 2826: 1–44 - get paper here
  • Steindachner,F. 1899. Ueber eine von Herrn Prof. O. Simony während der südarabischen Expedition in Sokotra entdeckte neue Sepsina-Art. Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, math.-naturwiss. Kl., 36: 161-162 - get paper here
  • Tiedemann,F. & Grillitsch,H. 1999. Ergänzungen zu den Katalogen der Typusexemplare der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Herpetozoa 12 (3-4): 147-156 - get paper here
  • Wranik, Wolfgang 1998. Contributions to the herpetology of the Republic of Yemen. 4. Socotra Island and southern Yemen mainland (Amphibia; Reptilia). FAUNISTISCHE ABHANDLUNGEN (DRESDEN) 21(Supplement), 1998: 163-179
  • Wranik, Wolfgang 2003. Fauna of the Socotra Archipelago: Field Guide. University of Rostock, 542 pp. [review in Der Salamander 2 (4): 255]
 
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