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Panaspis burgeoni (DE WITTE, 1933)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma (Siaphos) burgeoni DE WITTE 1933: 116
Lygosoma (Leptosiaphos) burgeoni — SCHMIDT 1943
Panaspis burgeoni — WELCH 1982: 89 
DistributionZaire (Ruwenzori Mountains)

Type locality: Kalonge (6,800 feet elevation), Mount Ruwenzori, Belgian Congo.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MRAC (as R. G. Musée du Congo) 8967 
CommentNot listed by BROADLEY & POYNTON 1998 for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire).

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Louis Burgeon (1884-1974), an entomologist and Director of the Zoology Department at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.  
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1943. Amphibians and reptiles from the Sudan. Field Mus. nat. Hist (ser. zool.) 24: 331- 338. - get paper here
  • Welch, K.R.G. 1982. Herpetology of Africa; a checklist and bibliography of the orders Amphisbaenia, Sauria, and Serpentes. Robert E. Krieger Pub. Co., Malabar, FL 293 pp.
  • 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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