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Leptosiaphos vigintiserierum (SJÖSTEDT, 1897)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAfrican Five-toed Skink 
SynonymLygosoma vigintiserierum SJÖSTEDT 1897: 56
Lygosoma vigintiserierum – SMITH 1937: 331
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) vigintiserium [sic] — SMITH 1937: 221
Riopa vigintiserierum – MERTENS 1964: 224
Panaspis vingintiserierum FUHN 1972: 265
Panaspis vingintiseriera — GREER 1974: 29
Panaspis (Leptosiaphos) vigintiserierum – PERRET 1975: 10
Leptosiaphos vigintiserierum — SCHMITZ et al. 2005 
DistributionCameroon, Bioko = Fernando Po

Type locality: Mt. Kamerun, Mapanja, Kamerun Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: NRM = NR Stockholm 2288 
CommentThe reference given for Smith (1937: 331) is somehow in error. Lygosoma vigintiserierum is not mentioned in this paper on this page. SCHMITZ et al. (2005) found relatively high genetic variability within the L. vigintiserierum complex and speculate that it thus may be comprised of several yet undescribed species. However, these populations are morphologically very similar. 
References
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Fuhn, I. E. 1972. Révision du Phylum forestier du genre Panaspis Cope (Reptilia, Scincidae, Lygosominae). Rev. roum. Biol., sér Zool., 17 (4): 257-271
  • 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
  • Mertens,R. 1965. Die Reptilien von Fernando Po. Bonn. zool. Beitr. 15: 211-238 [1964] - get paper here
  • Perret,J. L. 1975. La différentiation dans le genre Panaspis COPE (Reptilia, Scincidae). Bull. Soc. neuchâtel. Sci. Nat., 98: 5-16
  • Sjöstedt, Y. 1897. Zwei neue Eidechsen aus West-Afrika. Zool. Anz. 20: 56 - get paper here
  • Smith 1937. Records of the Indian Museum 39: 331.
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
 
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