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Sepsina bayoni (BOCAGE, 1866)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBayon's Skink 
SynonymDumerilia bayoni BOCAGE 1866: 63
Scincodipus congicus PETERS 1875: 551 (fide BOULENGER 1887)
Sepsina bayoni — BROADLEY 1998
Sepsina bayoni — BAUER 2003
Sepsina bayonii — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionW Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Angola

Type locality: “Loanda” [= Luanda], Luanda Province, Angola.  
TypesHolotype: lost, formerly MB (Museu Bocage) specimen number unknown (collector F.A.P. Bayão), destroyed by fire 18 March 1978.
Syntypes: ZMB 8605-07 [congicus] 
EtymologyNamed after Francisco Antonio Pinheiro Bayão, a Portuguese planter and administrator whose family had settled in Angola in the 17th century where he also collected many specimens. 
  • Bauer, A.M., Shea, G.M., and Günther, R. 2003. An annotated catalogue of the types of scincid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) in the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZMB). Zoologische Reihe. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin 79:253-321
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bocage, J. V. B. 1866. Reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus recueillis dans les possessions portugaises de l'Afrique occidentale, que se trouvent au Muséum de Lisbonne. Jorn. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat. Lisboa 1: 57-78.
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1866. Lista dos reptis das possessões portuguezas d'Africa occidental que existem no Museu Lisboa. Jorn. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat. Lisboa 1: 37-56
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1875. Über zwei Gattung von Eidechsen, Scincodipus und Sphenoscincus. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1875 (August): 551-553 - get paper here
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