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Panaspis helleri (LOVERIDGE, 1932)

IUCN Red List - Panaspis helleri - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymSiaphos meleagris helleri LOVERIDGE 1932
Siaphos meleagris helleri — LOVERIDGE 1936: 72
Lygosoma (Leptosiaphos) helleri — SCHMIDT 1943
Panaspis helleri — WELCH 1982: 90 
DistributionZaire (Ruwenzori Mountains)

Type locality: Bugongo Ridge, Ruwenzori, Belgian Congo. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: FMNH 12749 
CommentNot listed by BROADLEY & POYNTON 1998 for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire). 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types, Mr. Edmund Heller. 
  • Loveridge, A. 1932. New Races of a Skink (Siaphos) and Frog (Xenopus) from the Uganda Protectorate. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 45: 113-115 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - 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.
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