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Mochlus vinciguerrae (PARKER, 1932)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesVinciguerra's Writhing Skink 
SynonymLygosoma vinciguerrae PARKER 1932: 361
Riopa vinciguerra — SMITH 1937: 228
Lygosoma vinciguerrae — PARKER 1942: 91
Lygosoma vinciguerrae — LANZA 1983
Lygosoma vinciguerrae — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2006: 68
Lygosoma vinciguerrae — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 382 
DistributionSomalia, Ethiopia

Type locality: Lugh, Somalia  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.6.92 (formerly, “half-grown”; paratype: MSNG 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Capocaccia, L. 1961. Catalogo dei tipi di Rettili del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova [MSNG]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Giacomo Doria 72: 86-111
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Lanza, B. and Carfi, S. 1966. Note su alcuni Scincidae della Somalia e descrizione di una nuova specie di Mochlus (Reptilia, Squamata). Monit. zool. ital. 74: 34-43.
  • Lanza,B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1932. Two collections af amphibians and reptiles from British Somaliland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1932: 335-367
  • 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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