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Trachylepis binotata (BOCAGE, 1867)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOvambo Stree Skink, Bocage's Mabuya 
SynonymEuprepes binotatus BOCAGE 1867: 230
Mabuia binotata — BOCAGE 1895: 46
Mabuya striata binotata — HEWITT 1935: 304
Mabuya binotata — BRYGOO 1985: 13
Mabuya binotata — BAUER et al. 1993
Mabuya binotata — GREER et al. 2000
Euprepis binotatus — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis binotata — BAUER 2003 
DistributionN Namibia, S Angola

Type locality: “Benguella, Dombe e Catumbella.”  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.15.32 (formerly 67.7.23.26), Benguella, Angola, presented J.V. Barbosa du Bocage; paratypes: MNHN 1462 (2792B, 1867.120), Benguella, Angola, presented MBL; ZMB 5830, Catumbella, Angola, presented J.V. Barbosa du Bocage. See Bauer et al. (2003) for the identification of these types. Other syntypes in MBL were presumably destroyed by fire in 1978. 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: Boulenger 1887 placed this species into the synonymy of M. quinquetaeniata. 
Etymology 
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
  • 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.
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1867. Segunda lista dos reptis das possessões portuguezas d’Africa occidental que existem no Museu de Lisboa. Jornal de Sci. math. phys. e nat. Lisboa (3): 217-228
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1895. Herpétologie d'Angola et du Congo. Lisbon: Imprimerie Nationale, i-xx, 203 pp.
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • 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
  • 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. 1935. Some new forms of batrachians and reptiles from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. 4: 283-357
  • 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)
  • Mausfeld,P.; Vences, M. Schmitz, A. & Veith, M. 2000. First data on the molecular phylogeography of scincid lizards of the genus Mabuya. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 17 (1): 11-14 - get paper here
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
 
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