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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

Proscelotes arnoldi mlanjensis BROADLEY 1963
Scelotes arnoldi mlanjensis BROADLEY 1963
Proscelotes arnoldi mlanjensis — GREER 1970 (by implication)
Proscelotes arnoldi mlanjensis — STEVENS 1974 
DistributionE Zimbabwe, Malawi

Type locality: Vumbu Mts., Umtali district  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMZB (as Rhodesian Museum), Vumbu Mtns, 5600ft, near Umtali and near border of Mozambique, collected D.G. Arnold. 
Diagnosis 
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
  • Broadley, D.G. 1963. Three new lizards from South Nyasaland and Tete. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 6:285—288.
  • 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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