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Proscelotes eggeli (TORNIER, 1902)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesUsambara Five-toed Skink 
SynonymScelotes eggeli TORNIER 1902: 700
Scelotes eggeli — LOVERIDGE 1920: 159
Proscelotes eggeli — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 14
Proscelotes eggeli — WHITING et al. 2003
Proscelotes eggeli — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 175 
DistributionTanzania (Usambara Mountains)

Type locality: Kwai, W Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, 1600 m elevation.  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 17711 
CommentReduced limbs.

Type species: Scelotes eggeli TORNIER 1902 is the type species of the genus Proscelotes DE WITTE & LAURENT 1943. 
Etymology“Die Art ist zu Ehren des Afrikaforschers, Stabsarzt Dr. Eggel benannt” (from TORNIER 1902). 
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  • 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
  • Loveridge,A. 1920. Notes on East African lizards collected 1915-1919, with description of a new genus and species of skink and new subspecies of gecko. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1920: 131-167 - get paper here
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Tornier,G. 1902. Herpetologisch Neues aus Ostafrika. Zool. Anz. 25: 700-704 - get paper here
  • Whiting, A.S.; Aaron M. Bauer and Jack W. Sites, Jr. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships and limb loss in sub-Saharan African scincine lizards (Squamata: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 29 (3): 582-598 - get paper here
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