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Scincus albifasciatus BOULENGER, 1890

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesScincus albifasciatus albifasciatus BOULENGER 1890
Scincus albifasciatus laterimaculatus WERNER 1914 
Common Names 
SynonymScincus scincus albifasciatus BOULENGER 1890: 85
Scincus albifasciatus — MERTENS 1972
Scincus scincus albifasciatus — ARNOLD & LEVITON 1977
Scincus scincus albifasciatus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996
Scincus albifasciatus — BONS & PASTEUR 1996
Scincus albifasciatus — GENIEZ et al. 2004
Scincus albifasciatus — PADIAL 2006
Scincus albifasciatus albifasciatus — CARRANZA et al. 2008
Scincus albifasciatus albifasciatus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Scincus albifasciatus laterimaculatus WERNER 1914
Scincus officinalis var. laterimaculata WERNER 1914
Scincus scincus laterimaculatus — ARNOLD & LEVITON 1977
Scincus scincus laterimaculatus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996
Scincus albifasciatus laterimaculatus — CARRANZA et al. 2008
Scincus albifasciatus laterimaculatus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Scincus albifasciatus laterimaculatus — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012 
DistributionDakar, Senegal to Atar in C Mauritania, Algeria, Western Sahara

Type locality: “Dakar, Senegambia”

laterimaculatus: Type locality: Ain Sefra, algerische Sahara.  
Reproductionoviparous (phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.13.60 (formerly, Dakar, Senegambia, purchased E. Gerrard junior. Status unclear fide P. Campbell, pers. comm., March 2019.
Syntypes: NMW 10377:4, Ain Sefra, Algerian Sahara, Werner, 1910; 33140, same data (previously Inst. Zool., Univ. Wien 718, 1461 respectively); UMMZ 67159 (2 specimens), Ain Sefra, Algeria, purchased F. Werner, viii.1910 [laterimaculatus] 
CommentDistribution: Not in Morocco but found close to the border, hence possibly in Morroco too (Martínez et al. 2019, and pers. comm. 18 Jan 2021). See map in Seufer et al. 2022. 
  • Arnold, Edwin Nicholas & Leviton, Alan E. 1977. A revision of the lizard genus Scincus (Reptilia: Scincidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 31 (5): 187-248 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1890. First report on additions to the lizard collection in the British Museum (Natural History). Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1890: 77—86 - get paper here
  • Carranza, S.; E.N. Arnold, Ph. Geniez, J. Roca and J.A. Mateo 2008. Radiation, multiple dispersal and parallelism in the skinks, Chalcides and Sphenops (Squamata: Scincidae), with comments on Scincus and Scincopus and the age of the Sahara Desert. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46 (3): 1071-1094 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Mertens, R. 1972. Über den Senegal-Skink (Scincus albifasciatus) und seine Verwandten. Salamandra 8 (3-4): 117-122 - get paper here
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Seufer, Hermann; Thomas Kowalski, Berd-Michael Zwanzig & Wolfgang Grossmann 2022. Ein bisher übersehener Fundort von Scincus conirostris Blanford, 1881 im Sultanat Oman. [A hitherto overlooked locality of Scincus conirostris Blanford, 1881 in the Sultanate of Oman] Sauria 44 (4): 43-48
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sow, Andack Saad; Duarte Vasconcelos Gonçalves, Fábio Vieira Sousa, Fernando Martínez- Freiría, Frederico Santarém, Guillermo Velo-Antón, Hamidou Dieng, João Carlos Campos, Saer Khayar Diagne, Zbyszek Boratyński, José Carlos Brito 2017. Atlas of the distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the Diawling National Park, Mauritania. Basic and Applied Herpetology - get paper here
  • Sow, Andack Saad; Fernando Martínez-Freiría, Pierre-André Crochet, Philippe Geniez, Ivan Ineich, Hamidou Dieng, Soumia Fahd, José Carlos Brito 2015. Atlas of the distribution of reptiles in the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania. Basic and Applied Herpetology - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1914. Ergebnisse einer von Prof. F. Werner im Sommer 1910 mit Unterstützung aus dem Legate Wedl ausgeführten zoologsichen Forschungsreise nach Algerien. II. Vertebrata. Sitz.-ber. Akad. Wiss., Wien, math.-naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 123 (1/10): 331-357 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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