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Trachylepis buettneri (MATSCHIE, 1893)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMabuya büttneri MATSCHIE 1893: 170
Mabuia Viancini MOCQUARD 1895 (fide MOCQUARD 1896)
Mabuya sudanensis SCHMIDT 1919: 536
Mabuya buettneri — HOOGMOED 1974: 24
Mabuya buettneri — GREER et al. 2000
Euprepis buettneri — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis buettneri — BAUER 2003
Trachylepis buettneri — ALLEN et al. 2017 
DistributionIvory Coast, Ghana, Togo, N Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Central African Republic, Cameroon, probably in Chad and W Sudan (L. Chirio, pers. comm.)

Type locality: “Bismarckburg, Togo”.  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntype: ZMB 15179
Holotype: AMNH 10934 [Mabuya sudanensis Schmidt, 1919] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: HOOGMOED 1974: 24. 
CommentSynonymy after HOOGMOED 1974. 
Etymology 
References
  • ALLEN, KAITLIN E.; WALTER P. TAPONDJOU N., LUKE J. WELTON, AARON M. BAUER 2017. A new species of Trachylepis (Squamata: Scincidae) from Central Africa and a key to the Trachylepis of West and Central Africa. Zootaxa 4268 (2): 255–269 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Böhme W; Schneider B 1987. Zur Herpetofaunistik Kameruns (3) mit Beschreibung einer neuen Cardioglossa (Anura: Arthroleptidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 38 (3): 241-263 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Chirio, L. & I. INEICH 2000. Description d'un nouveau scincidé endémique des montagnes du Cameroun (Lacertilia: Mabuya mekuana). Bull. Soc. zool. Fr., 125(3): 185-196
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Chirio, Laurent, Ivan Ineich, Andreas Schmitz and Matthew LeBreton. 2008. A new species of Trachylepis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Central African forests. African Journal of Herpetology 57(1):13-28 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Hoogmoed, M. S. 1974. Ghanese lizards of the genus Mabuya (Scincidae, Sauria, Reptilia). Zoologische Verhandelingen 138: 1-62 - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed, M.S. 1980. Herpetologische waarnemingen in Ghana [part 3]. Lacerta 38 (5): 42-48 - get paper here
  • Ineich, I. & L. Chirio 2004. L'Archipel Afro-montagne et les affinités de son herpetofaune: description d'une espèce nouvelle indiquant des relations phylétiques entre le Camerun et l'Afrique de l'est (Lacertilia, Scincidae, genre Trachyleps. Bull. Soc. zool. Fr., 129(3): 317-331
  • Leaché, Adam D.; Mark-Oliver Rödel, Charles W. Linkem, Raul E. Diaz, Annika Hillers, and Matthew K. Fujita 2006. Biodiversity in a forest island: reptiles and amphibians of the Togo Hills, Kyabobo National Park, Ghana. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 4 (1): 22-45 - get paper here
  • Matschie,P. 1893. Einige anscheinend neue Reptilien und Amphibien aus West-Afrika. Sitzungsber. Gesell. naturf. Freunde Berlin 6: 170-175 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, F. 1896. Sur une collection de Reptiles du Haut-Oubanghi. Bull. Soc. Philomath. Paris (8) 19: 44-45 - get paper here
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  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1919. Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the Collection of the American Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part I: turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and chamaeleons. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 39 (2): 385-624 - get paper here
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