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Ichnotropis chapini SCHMIDT, 1919

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymIchnotropis chapini SCHMIDT 1919
Ichnotropis chapini — WITTE 1933
Ichnotropis chapini — WITTE & LAURENT 1942: 173
Ichnotropis capensis chapini — LAURENT 1952
Ichnotropis chapini — EDWARDS et al. 2013 
DistributionNE Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Republic of South Sudan (RSS)

Type locality: Africa: Belgian Congo: Aba, Uelle Region  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 10674 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Habitus as in Ichnotropis capensis, to which it is closely allied. Hind leg not reaching axilla; head shields very rugose; frontonasd undivided; an occipital; a supraloreal between the frontonasal and the anterior loreal; an auricular shield. Anterior border of frontal square (Schmidt 1919: 508). 
CommentNot listed by BROADLEY & POYNTON 1998 for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire).

Beside the type from Aba (DRC), only known from 2 other specimens collected by Schouteden in Adra (DRC) (M. van den Berg, pers. comm., 7 Oct 2017).

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after James P. Chapin, one of the collectors. 
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  • Berg, M.P. van den 2017. An annotated bibliographic history of Ichnotropis PETERS, 1854 (Reptilia, Lacertidae) with remarks on the validity of some of the including species. L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online), 2017 [4]: 60-138. - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1991. Übersicht der Arten und Unterarten der Familie Lacertidae 2. Die Gattungen Eremias, Gallotia, Gastropholis, Heliobolus, Holaspis und Ichnotropis. Die Eidechse 2 (2): 14-21 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1921. Monograph of the Lacertidae, vol. 2. British Museum (London), 451 pp. - get paper here
  • EDWARDS, SHELLEY; WILLIAM R. BRANCH, BIEKE VANHOOYDONCK, ANTHONY HERREL, G. JOHN MEASEY, KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY 2013. Taxonomic adjustments in the systematics of the southern African lacertid lizards (Sauria: Lacertidae). Zootaxa 3669 (2): 101–114 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R. F. 1952. Batraciens et Reptiles récemment acquis par le Musée du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 44: 198-203.
  • Lewin, Amir; Anat Feldman, Aaron M. Bauer, Jonathan Belmaker, Donald G. Broadley, Laurent Chirio, Yuval Itescu, Matthew LeBreton, Erez Maza, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Maria Novosolov, Uri Roll, Oliver Tallowin, Jean-François Trape, Enav Vidan and 2016. Patterns of species richness, endemism and environmental gradients of African reptiles. Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/jbi.12848 - get paper here
  • Mayer, W. 2013. Kommentierte Lacertiden-Liste für Europa, Afrika, den Nahen Osten inklusive der Arabischen Halbinsel und Asien. L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online) 2013 [7]: 81-141 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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 1933. Reptiles récoltés au Conge Belge par le Dr. H. Schouteden et par M. G.-F. Witte. Ann. Mus. Conge belge Zool. Ser. 1 Tome III: 53-100.
  • Witte, G. F. de 1966. Exploration du Parc National de la Garamba. Inst. Parc nation. Congo Expl. P. N. Garamba, Miss Saeg., 48 (Rept.): 1-108 - get paper here
  • WITTE, G.-F. DE & R.F. LAURENT 1942. Liste des Lacertidae du Congo Belge et description d’une espèce nouvelle. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, Bruxelles, 36 (2): 165-180 - get paper here
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