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Leptosiaphos rhomboidalis BROADLEY, 1989

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesUdzungwa five-toed skink 
SynonymLeptosiaphos (Perretia) rhomboidalis BROADLEY 1989
Leptosiaphos (Perretia) rhomboidalis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 16
Leptosiaphos rhomboidalis — SPAWLS et al. 2002: 153
Leptosiaphos rhomboidalis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 162 
DistributionTanzania (Kilombero district, Uzungwa Mountains)

Type locality: Mwanihana Forest, Uzungwa Mountains, Kilombero District, Tanzania.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZMUC R 47836, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen 
Diagnosis 
CommentType species: Leptosiaphos (Perretia) rhomboidalis BROADLEY 1989 is the type species of the subgenus Perretia BROADLEY 1989.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology 
References
  • 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 1989. A reappraisal of the genus Panaspis Cope, with the description of a new species of Leptosiaphos (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Tanzania. Arnoldia Zimbabwe 9 (32) 1989: 439-449
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • 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
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - get paper here
  • 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
 
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