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Leptosiaphos luberoensis (DE WITTE, 1933)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Witte's Five-toed Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Siaphos) luberoensis DE WITTE 1933: 117
Lygosoma (Leptosiaphos) luberoensis — SCHMIDT 1943
Panaspis luberoensis — GREER 1974: 29
Leptosiaphos luberoensis — BROADLEY 1998 
DistributionE Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Type locality: Lubero (west of Mount Ruwenzori), Belgian Congo  
TypesHolotype: RMCA (= MRAC) (as R. G. Musée du Congo) 8965. 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
  • 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.
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1943. Amphibians and reptiles from the Sudan. Field Mus. nat. Hist (ser. zool.) 24: 331- 338. - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de 1933. Batraciens et reptiles recueillis par M.L. Burgeon au Ruwenzori, au Kivu et au Tanganika. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 24: 111- 123.
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