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Trachylepis ferrarai (LANZA, 1978)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesFerrara's Mabuya 
SynonymMabuya ferrarai LANZA 1978
Mabuya ferrarai — GREER & NUSSBAUM 2000
Euprepis ferrarai — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis ferrarai — BAUER 2003 
DistributionS Somalia (coastal areas)

Type locality: about 6 km E of Afgoi (about 02°06'N, 45°11'E, SE Somalia)  
TypesHolotype: MZUF 6721, adult male (= Museo Zoologico dell'Universita di Firenze) 
EtymologyNamed after “my friend Dr Franco Ferrara (Centro di Studio per la Faunistica ed Ecologia Tropicali del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze), to whom we are indebted for a number of valuable contributions on the African land Isopoda.” 
  • 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
  • Greer,A.E. & NUSSBAUM,R.A. 2000. New character useful in the systematics of the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Copeia 2000 (2): 615-618 - get paper here
  • Lanza B 1978. Mabuya ferrarai, a new scincoid lizard from Somalia. Monitore Zoologico Italiano supplemento 11(12) 1978: 271-280 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
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