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Leptosiaphos hylophilus LAURENT, 1982

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Laurenti's Five-toed Skink 
SynonymLeptosiaphos hylophilus LAURENT 1982
Leptosiaphos hylophilus — LOKASOLA et al. 2017 
DistributionZaire (Mabali, Tumba Lake)

Type locality: Marais Roeke, près de Mabali, lac Tumba, District de l’Equateur, Zaïre.  
TypesHolotype: RMCA (= MRAC) 81 65-R-1, collected 1955 by R.F. Laurent. 
CommentNot listed by BROADLEY & POYNTON 1998 for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - 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.
  • Laurent R F 1982. Deux lezards interessants de la cuvette centrale zairoise. REVUE DE ZOOLOGIE AFRICAINE 96(2) 1982: 439-444
  • Lokasola, Albert Lotana; Cédric Botshuna Lotana, Gabriel Badjejea Babangenge and Crispin Gembu Tungaluna 2017. Distributional Data of the Lizard Fauna (Sauria) of the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B 6: 151-159 - 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
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