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Leptosiaphos hackarsi (DE WITTE, 1941)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Hackars' Five-toed Skink 
SynonymLygosoma meleagris hackarsi DE WITTE 1941: 140
Panaspis (Leptosiaphos) hackarsi — BRYGOO 1985: 48
Leptosiaphos hackarsi — BROADLEY 1998
Leptosiaphos hackarsi — SPAWLS et al. 2002: 151
Leptosiaphos hackarsi — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 160 
DistributionUganda, E Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Type locality: Kamatembe, Belgian Congo.  
TypesSyntypes: IRSNB type 2.030-031; paratypes: MNHN, ZFMK 50013-014 (ex-IRSNB 2.030), NMZB/UM, MNHMN, RMNH, MCZ, FMNH, BM, HUJ, CM 
CommentNot listed in SCHMIDT 1919. 
EtymologyNamed after Henri-Martin Hackars (1881-1940), District Commissioner in the colonial administration, Belgian Congo (Zaire). He was involved in the administration of Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo BeIge. 
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  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de 1941. Batraciens et Reptiles. Exploration du Parc National Albert. Mission G. F. de Witte (1933-1935). Fascicule 33. Brussels 1941, 261 pp. - get paper here
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