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Proscelotes arnoldi (HEWITT, 1932)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Arnold's Montane Skink 
SynonymSepsina arnoldi HEWITT 1932
Scelotes arnoldi — BROADLEY 1962
Proscelotes arnoldi — GREER 1970

Proscelotes arnoldi mlanjensis BROADLEY 1963
Scelotes arnoldi mlanjensis BROADLEY 1963
Proscelotes arnoldi mlanjensis — GREER 1970 (by implication)
Proscelotes arnoldi mlanjensis — STEVENS 1974
Proscelotes mlanjensis — PIETERSEN et al. 2021 
DistributionE Zimbabwe, Malawi

Type locality: Vumbu Mts., Umtali district  
TypesHolotype: NMZB (as Rhodesian Museum), Vumbu Mtns, 5600ft, near Umtali and near border of Mozambique, collected D.G. Arnold. 
CommentLimb morphology: Reduced 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. 
  • 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
  • Broadley, D.G. 1963. Three new lizards from South Nyasaland and Tete. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 6:285—288. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Stevens, R.A. 1974. An annotated check list of the amphibians and reptiles known to occur in south-eastern Malawi. Arnoldia (Rhodesia) 6 (30) 22 pp.
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