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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 NamesBayão’s Skink, Bayon's Mabuya, Bayon’s skink
huilensis: Huila 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 bayoni bayoni — BRANCH et al. 2019

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.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.19.13, ZMB 6477 (see Bauer et al., 2003). Other syntypes in MBL presumably lost in the fire that destroyed that collection in 1978.
Holotype: MCZ R-29662 [keniensis] 
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. 
  • 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
  • Branch, William R.; Pedro Vaz Pinto, Ninda Baptista, and Werner Conradie 2019. The Reptiles of Angola: History, Diversity, Endemism and Hotspots. Chapter 13 in: B. J. Huntley et al. (eds.), Biodiversity of Angola, Springer Verlag, - 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 contribution). 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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