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Panaspis tancredi (BOULENGER, 1909)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEthiopian Snake-Eyed Skink 
SynonymAblepharus tancredi BOULENGER 1909
Ablepharus anselli FITZSIMONS 1955 (fide FUHN 1964)
Afroablepharus tancredi — GREER 1974
Panaspis tancredii — BROADLEY 1998
Panaspis tancredi — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 407 
DistributionEthiopia

Type locality: Dabarif (? = Dabarik or Debarek, 13°08’N 37°55’E) [Ethiopia]

anselli: Zambia; Type locality: “Kabomoo, Northern Rhodesia” [= Zambia] Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MSNG 27780
Holotype: National Museum of Southern Rhodesia 430 [anselli] 
CommentSynonymy: Not listed in the Zoological Record of 1909. Broadley (1989) suggested to include Afroblepharus seydeli in the synonymy of A. tancredii. BROADLEY (2001, pers. comm.) also suggested to include Ablepharus anselli FITZSIMONS 1955 in the synonymy of A. seydeli; according to him “it seems likely that P. tancredii is endemic to Ethiopia and A. anselli and A. moeruensis de Witte 1933 are synonyms of P. seydeli”).

This species is known from only one specimen of unclear origin (LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010).

Distribution: Broadley 1998 reported P. tancredi from S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire); this seems to be by mistake if Largen & Spawls 2010 are correct in that there is only one known specimen (from Ethiopia).

Etymology: A. anselli has been named after Mr Ansell “of the Northern Rhodesia Game and Tsetse Control Department” near whose house the type was collected. 
References
  • Boulenger, George Albert 1909. On the reptiles and batrachians collected by the Tancredi Expedition to Lake Tsana, Abyssinia. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova Serie 3, 4: 193 - 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. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Fitzsimons, V. 1955. A new skink from northern Rhodesia. Occ. Pap, natn. Mus. S. Rhod, 2 (20):<br />763-764
  • Fuhn, I. E. 1964. Ablepharus anselli FITZSIMONS 1955, synonyme d’Ablepharus tancredii Boulenger 1909. Doriana 3 (150): 1-3
  • 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
  • Jacobson, N. H. G. & D. G. BROADLEY 2000. A new species of Panaspis COPE (Reptilia: Scincidae) from southern Africa. African Journal of Herpetology 49 (1): 61-71 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Medina, Maria F.; Aaron M. Bauer, William R. Branch, Andreas Schmitz, Werner Conradie, Zoltan T. Nagy, Toby J. Hibbitts, Raffael Ernst, Daniel M. Portik, Stuart V. Nielsen, Timothy J. Colston, Chifundera Kusamba, Mathias Behangana, Mark-Oliver Rödel, 2016. Molecular phylogeny of Panaspis and Afroablepharus skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) in the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa http://dx.doi. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 409–423, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.04.026 - get paper here
 
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