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Sepsina alberti HEWITT, 1929

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Albert's (Burrowing) Skink 
SynonymSepsina alberti HEWITT 1929 (nom. subst.)
Sepsina alberti — WELCH 1982: 78
Sepsina alberti — BAUER et al. 1993 
DistributionNW Namibia (Kaokoveld)

Type locality: Kaokoveld  
TypesHolotype: SAM (South African Museum) 
CommentSepsina alberti is a replacement name for Sepsina hessei HEWITT which is preoccupied by Sepsina hessei Boettger from the Congo (1887). 
EtymologyPossibly named after George Albert Boulenger, Belgian-British herpetologist. However, Hewitt gave no explanation of the name. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Hewitt, J. 1929. On some Scincidae from South Afrika, Madagascar and Ceylon. Annals Transvaal Mus. 13: 1-8 - get paper here
  • Welch, K.R.G. 1982. Herpetology of Africa; a checklist and bibliography of the orders Amphisbaenia, Sauria, and Serpentes. Robert E. Krieger Pub. Co., Malabar, FL 293 pp.
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