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Scolecoseps litipoensis BROADLEY, 1995

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Litipo sand skink 
SynonymScolecoseps litipoensis BROADLEY 1995
Scolecoseps litipoensis — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Scolecoseps litipoensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 178 
DistributionSE Tanzania

Type locality: Litipo forest, at the base of a steep hillside just east of Lake Lutamba at 180 m, Lindi District and Region, Tanzania (10° 02’ S, 39° 29’ E).  
TypesHolotype: NMZB 12505, Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Broadley, D.G. 1995. A new species of Scolecoseps (Reptilia: Scincidae) from southeastern Tanzania [S. litipoensis]. Amphibia-Reptilia 16: 241-244 - 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
  • Verburgt, Luke; Ursula K. Verburgt & William R. Branch 2018. A new species of Scolecoseps (Reptilia: Scincidae) from coastal north-eastern Mozambique. African Journal of Herpetology 67 (1): 86-98 - get paper here
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