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Scelotes vestigifer BROADLEY, 1994

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Coastal Dwarf Burrowing Skink 
SynonymScelotes vestigifer BROADLEY 1994
Scelotes arenicola — BRUTON & HAACKE 1980: 255 (part.)
Scelotes vestigifer — BATES et al. 2014: 280 
DistributionSouth Africa

Type locality: Lake Sibaya Research Station, Maputaland, Natal.  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) (= TMSA) 44249 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Broadley 1994: 254 
CommentGroup: Belongs to the S. arenicola group. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin vestigium = trace, and ferentis = bearing, referring to the vestigial hindlimbs. 
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Broadley, D. G. 1994. The genus Scelotes Fitzinger (Reptilia: Scincidae) in Mozambique, Swaziland and Natal, South Africa. Annals of the Natal Museum 35: 237-259.
  • Bruton & HAACKE 1980. Studies on the Ecology of Maputoland. 254 pp.
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