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Sepsina copei BOCAGE, 1873

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sepsina Skink 
SynonymSepsina copii BOCAGE 1873: 212
Sepsina copei — MARQUES et al. 2018: 252 

Type locality: Dombe, Benguella, and Novo Redondo, N of Benguella, Angola  
TypesSyntypes: lost, MB (also as MBL = Museu Bocage, Lison) (lost in fire that destroyed that collection in 1978; from Dombe, Benguella, Angola, collected J. d'Anchieta (3 specimens), and Novo Redondo, N of Benguella, Angola, collector not stated (1 specimen) 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897), American herpetologist. See Osborn 1929 and Vetter 2003 for biographical notes. 
  • 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. 1873. Melanges erpetologiques. II. Sur quelques reptiles et batraciens nouveaux, rares ou peu connus d‘Afrique occidentale. Jorn. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat. Lisboa 4: 209-227 - get paper here
  • 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)
  • Osborn, H. F. 1929. Biographical memoir of Edward Drinker Cope 1840-1897. National Academy of Sciences 13: 127-317 (1930?)
  • Vetter, H. 2003. Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897). Sekretär 3 (2): 21-30 - get paper here
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