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Proscelotes arnoldi (HEWITT, 1932)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesArnold's Montane Skink 
SynonymSepsina arnoldi HEWITT 1932
Scelotes arnoldi — BROADLEY 1962
Proscelotes arnoldi — GREER 1970 
DistributionE Zimbabwe, Malawi

Type locality: Vumbu Mts., Umtali district  
Reproductionviviparous 
Types 
CommentReduced limbs.

Type not in South Africa fide SAMA catalog (Anonymous 1958). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. George Arnold (1881-1962), British entomologist who specialized on ants and wasps. In 1911 he became Curator, and later Director, of the National Museum of Southern Rhodesia, Bulawayo. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • Greer, Allen E. 1970. The systematics and evolution of the Subsaharan Africa, Seychelles, and Mauritius Scincine Scincid lizards. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 140 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Hewitt, J. 1932. Some new species and subspecies of South African batrachians and lizards. Ann. Natal Mus. (Pietermaritzburg) 7 (1): 105-128
 
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