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Poromera fordii (HALLOWELL, 1857)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: West African Striped Lizard 
SynonymTachydromus Fordii HALLOWELL 1857: 48
Poromera fordii — BOULENGER 1887: 6
Poromera Fordii — GÜNTHER 1896: 264
Poromera haugi MOCQUARD 1897: 6 (fide BOULENGER 1921)
Poromera fordii — SCHMIDT 1919: 604
Poromera fordii — BOULENGER 1921: 121
Poromera fordii — FREYHOF 1994
Poromera fordii — BISCHOFF 2005 
DistributionCameroon, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea (Bioko = Fernando Po Island), Central African Republic

Type locality: “West Africa, Gaboon country”  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 9202 
CommentDistribution: For a map with localities in Equatorial Guinea see SÁNCHEZ-VIALAS et al. 2022. Not listed by BROADLEY & POYNTON 1998 for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire).

Type species: Tachydromus Fordii HALLOWELL 1857: 48 is the type species of the genus Poromera BOULENGER 1887: 6. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Henry A. Ford, a medical missionary in Gabon, who collected natural history specimens for the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (1851). 
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  • Bischoff, W. 1992. Übersicht der Arten und Unterarten der Familie Lacertidae 6. Die Gattungen Poromera, Psammodromus, Pseuderemias, Takydromus und Tropidosaura. Die Eidechse 3 (6): 13-17 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1921. Monograph of the Lacertidae, vol. 2. British Museum (London), 451 pp. - get paper here
  • Carlino, P. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2015. An Updated Reptile List of Ivindo National Park, the Herpetofaunal Hotspot of Gabon. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 50(3): 25-39 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - get paper here
  • FREYHOF, J. 1994. Poromera fordii (HALLOWELL, 1857) bei Dehane am unteren Nyong in Kamerun beobachtet. Die Eidechse 5 (12): 23-25 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1896. Report on a collection of reptiles and fishes made by Miss M. H. Kingsley during her travels on the Ogowe river and in Old Calabar. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 17: 261-267 - get paper here
  • Hallowell,E. 1857. Notes of a collection of reptiles from the Gaboon country, West Africa, recently presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, by Dr. Herny A. Ford. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 9: 48-72 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; Kamdem Toham, A. & Chimsunchart, C. 2002. Recherches sur l’herpétofaune du Massif du Chaillu, Gabon. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 72: 47-57 - get paper here
  • Portik DM, Jongsma GFM, Kouete MT, Scheinberg LA, Freiermuth B, Tapondjou WP, Blackburn DC. 2016. A survey of amphibians and reptiles in the foothills of Mount Kupe, Cameroon. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [Special Section]: 37–67 (e131)
  • SÁNCHEZ-VIALAS, A., CALVO-REVUELTA, M. & DE LA RIVA, I. 2022. Synopsis of the terrestrial Reptiles of Equatorial Guinea. Zootaxa 5202 (1): 1-197 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1919. Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the Collection of the American Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part I: turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and chamaeleons. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 39 (2): 385-624 - get paper here
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