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Trachylepis bayonii (BOCAGE, 1872)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesTrachylepis bayonii bayonii (BOCAGE 1872)
Trachylepis bayonii huilensis (LAURENT 1964)
Trachylepis bayonii keniensis LOVERIDGE 1956 
Common NamesBayon's Mabuya, Bayon’s skink 
SynonymEuprepes Bayonii BOCAGE 1872: 75
Mabuia Bayonii — BOULENGER 1887: 201
Mabuya bayoni — GREER et al. 2000
Mabuya bayoni — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Euprepis bayonii — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis bayonii — BAUER 2003
Trachylepis bayonii — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 134

Trachylepis bayonii huilensis (LAURENT 1964)
Mabuya bayoni huilensis LAURENT 1964

Trachylepis bayonii keniensis (LOVERIDGE 1956)
Mabuya bayonii keniensis LOVERIDGE 1956: 2
Mabuya bayonii keniensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 15 
DistributionAngola, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

keniensis: Kenya, Tanzania. Type locality: Northern Uaso Nyiro, Sotik, Kenya.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesSyntype: ZMB 6477
Holotype: MCZ R-29662 [keniensis] 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe year of description is sometimes given as “1867”. 
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. 
References
  • Bauer, A.M. 2003. On the identity of Lacerta punctata Linnaeus, 1758, the type species of the genus Euprepis Wagler, 1830, and the generic assignment of Afro-Malagasy skinks. African Journal of Herpetology 52:1-7. - get paper here
  • 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. 1872. Diagnoses de quelques espéces nouvelles de Reptiles d'Afrique occidentale. Jorn. Sci. Lisbon 4: 72-82.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Greer, A.E., Arnold, C. & Arnold, E.N. 2000. The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (1): 121-126 - get paper here
  • Kingdon, R. & Spawls, S. 2010. A new gregarious species of Trachylepis (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) from Lolui Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda, with a key to Ugandan Trachylepis. African Journal of Herpetology 59 (2): 123-132 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R.F. 1964. Reptiles et batraciens de l'Angola (troisième note). Companhia de Di amantes de Angola (Diamang), Serviços Culturais, Museu do Dundo (Angola), No. 67, 165 pp.
  • Loveridge, A. 1956. A new subgenus of Chamaeleo from Rhodesia and new race of Mabuya from Keya Colony. Breviora (59): 1-4 - 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)
  • Sindaco, R., Metallinou, M., Pupin, F., Fasola, M. & Carranza, S. 2012. Forgotten in the ocean: systematics, biogeography and evolution of the Trachylepis skinks of the Socotra Archipelago. Zoologica Scripta
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - 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
 
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