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Ichnotropis microlepidota MARX, 1956

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Marx's Rough-scaled Lizard 
SynonymIchnotropis microlepidota MARX 1956
Ichnotropis microlepidota — EDWARDS et al. 2013 

Type locality: foot of Mount Moco, Benguela Province, Angola.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 74285; paratypes: FMNH 74283, FMNH 74284, FMNH 74286, FMNH 74286 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. An Ichnotropis with a single frontonasal, a single anterior loreal, prefrontals in contact with the second supraocular, a small series of scales separating the second and third supraoculars from the supraciliaries, unusually small dorsal scales, and a high number of scales around the middle of the body (from MARX 1956). 
CommentSynonymy: Maybe a synonym of Ichnotropis bivittata Parker 1936.

Only known from the holotype and paratypes. Parker (1936) found a juvenile that matches one of the key characters of this species, namely "smaller scales than normal (45-56 at mid-body)”.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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. [email protected] (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
  • Conradie W and Branch WR. 2016. The herpetofauna of the Cubango, Cuito, and lower Cuando river catchments of south-eastern Angola. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10 (2) [Special Section]: 6–36 - 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Marx, H. 1956. A new lacertid lizard from Angola. Fieldiana: Zoology 39: 5-9 - get paper here
  • Marx,H. 1958. Catalogue of type specimens of reptiles and amphibians in Chicago Natural History Museum. Fieldiana Zool. 36: 407-496 - get paper here
  • Mayer, W. 2013. Kommentierte Lacertiden-Liste für Europa, Afrika, den Nahen Osten inklusive der Arabischen Halbinsel und Asien. [email protected] (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
  • Parker, H.W. 1936. Dr. Karl Jordan's expedition to South-West Africa and Angola: herpetological collections. Novitates Zoologicae 40: 115-146 - get paper here
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