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Scelotes uluguruensis BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE, 1928

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Uluguru fossorial skink 
SynonymScelotes uluguruensis BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1928
Scelotes uluguruensis — GREER 1970
Scelotes uluguruensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 14
Scelotes uluguruensis — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Scelotes uluguruensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 176 
DistributionTanzania (Uluguru Mountains)

Type locality: Bagilo, Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 24204 
CommentLimb morphology: pentadactyl fore- and hindlimbs (Danny Meirte, pers. comm., 12 Apr 2013). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Barbour, T. & LOVERIDGE.A. 1928. A comparative study of the herpetological fauna of the Uluguru and Usambara mountains, Tanzania Territory with descriptions of new species. Mem. Mus. comp. Zool. Cambridge (Massachusetts), 50 (2): 85-265 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Broadley, Donald G. 1999. Geographic Distribution. Scelotes uluguruensis Barbour & Loveridge, 1928. Uluguru Fossorial Skink. African Herp News (29): 43-44 - get paper here
  • Lyakurwa, J.V., Howell, K.M., Munishi, L.K., Treydte, A.C. 2019. Uzungwa Scarp Nature Forest Reserve; a unique hotspot for reptiles in Tanzania. Acta Herpetologica 14 (1): 3-14 - get paper here
  • Lyakurwa, John Valentine 2017. The Reptiles of the Uzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve (USFR): An Updated Checklist with Notes on Dagger-Tooth Vine Snake Xyelodontophis uluguruensis. Journal of East African Natural History 106(2):57-65. - 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
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