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Lacertaspis chriswildi (BÖHME & SCHMITZ, 1996)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chris-Wild’s Snake-eyed skink 
SynonymPanaspis (Lacertaspis) chriswildi BÖHME & SCHMITZ 1996
Lacertaspis chriswildi — SCHMITZ et al. 2005
Lacertaspis chriswildi — BÖHME 2014: 155 
DistributionCameroon (Mt. Kupe, Tchabal Mbabo Massif [HR 35: 82])

Type locality: Cameroon (Mt. Kupe), elevation 1550 m  
Reproductionoviparous (phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 59537 
EtymologyNamed after Christopher Wild, the collector. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Böhme W. & Schmitz A. 1996. A new lygosomine skink (Lacertilia: Scincidae: Panaspis) from Cameroon [description of Panaspis chriswildi]. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 103 (3): 767-774 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Herrmann, Hans-Werner; Schmitz, Andreas; Herrmann, Patricia A. & Böhme, Wolfgang 2007. Amphibians and reptiles of the Tchabal Mbabo mountains, Adamaoua plateau, Cameroon. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55 (1/2): 27-35 - get paper here
  • Kameni, M. M., Gonwouo, L. N., Tapondjou, W. P., Tchassem, A. M., Doherty-Bone, T., Allen, K. E., & Fomena, A. 2022. Status and habitat preferences of montane endemic skinks, genera Lacertaspis, Leptosiaphos, and Trachylepis, in the central Cameroon Volcanic Line. Herpetology Notes 15: 271-281
  • Portik DM, Jongsma GFM, Kouete MT, Scheinberg LA, Freiermuth B, Tapondjou WP, Blackburn DC. 2016. A survey of amphibians and reptiles in the foothills of Mount Kupe, Cameroon. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [Special Section]: 37–67 (e131)
  • Schmitz, A. 2004. Panaspis (Lacertaspis) chriswildi. Herpetological Review 35 (1): 82 - get paper here
  • SCHMITZ, ANDREAS; IVAN INEICH & LAURENT CHIRIO 2005. Molecular review of the genus Panaspis sensu lato (Reptilia: Scincidae) in Cameroon, with special reference to the status of the proposed subgenera. Zootaxa 863: 1–28 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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