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Leptosiaphos rhodurus LAURENT, 1951

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Red Five-toed Skink 
SynonymLeptosiaphos rhodurus LAURENT 1951: 361
Leptosiaphos rhodurus debruynei LAURENT 1952: 271
Panaspis rhodura — GREER 1974: 29
Leptosiaphos rhodura — BROADLEY 1998 
DistributionE Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Type locality: Mwana, elevation 1,600 m., Mwenga Territory, Kivu, C. Africa.  
TypesHolotype: RMCA 28660 (= MRAC) (Musée du Congo Belge) 
  • 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
  • Laurent, R. F. 1951. Deux Reptiles et onze Batraciens nouveaux d'Afrique Centrale. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 44: 360-381.
  • Laurent, R. F. 1952. Reptiles et batraciens nouveaux de la région des Grands Lacs africains. Rev. Zool. Bot. afr., Bruxelles, 46: 269-279
  • Perret J L 1982. Le sous-genre Leptosiaphos (Lacertilia, Scincidae) et ses implications. BULL. SOC. NEUCHATELOISE SCI. NAT. 105: 107-121
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