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Proscelotes aenea (BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE, 1928)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMontane Skink 
SynonymScelotes aeneus BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1928
Proscelotes aenea 

Type locality: “Lumbo, Mozambique, Portuguese East Africa”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 18,355 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after its color: Latin “aenea/-us” = bronze, copper, or ore. 
  • Barbour, Thomas & Loveridge, Arthur 1928. New skinks of the genus Scelotes from Mozambique and Madagascar. Proc. New England Zoological Club 10: 63-65
  • 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
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