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Trachylepis homalocephala (WIEGMANN, 1828)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymScincus homolocephalus [sic] WIEGMANN 1828: 374
Lacerta punctata LINNAEUS 1758 (fide ANDERSON 1900)
Scincus homolocephalus — GRAY 1831
Tiliqua homolocephalus — GRAY 1831 (fide BAUER 2000: 58)
Mabuya maculata (GRAY 1845)
Euprepes depressus PETERS 1854: 618
Mabuia homalocephala — BOULENGER 1887: 170
Mabuya peringueyi BOULENGER 1888: 139
Mabuya punctata — ANDERSON 1900
Mabuya homalocephala smithii — FITZSIMONS 1943: 210
Mabuya homalocephala — BRANCH 1998: 153
Mabuya homalocephala — GREER et al. 2000
Euprepis homalocephalus — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis homalocephala — BAUER 2003 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Cape Province, Natal, Zululand), C Mozambique, Namibia

Type locality: “South Africa” Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 
CommentMabuya homalocephala depressa (PETERS 1854) has been raised to full species status. Distribution not yet fixed for raise!

BOULENGER (1887) corrected the original spelling and was followed by virtually all subsequent authors. Mabuya punctata (GRAY) is a junior homonym of Tiliqua punctata GRAY. Mabuya maculata (GRAY 1845) is the next availabe name for M. punctata GRAY (Anderson 1900). Lygosoma punctatum LINNAEUS 1758 was missaplied and would require the setting aside of the Linnean types for a neotype conspecific with the form L. punctatum. The next available name is Lacerta interpunctata Gmelin 1789. Andersons action was not followed by any subsequent author. Reaxamination of Linnean syntype of Lacerta aurata determined this to be T. homalocephala (MORAVEC et al. 2006). 
References
  • Bauer, A.M. 2000. Comments on the types and type localities of South African reptiles collected by Heinrich Bergius and Ludwig Krebs. African Journal of Herpetology 49:53-60 - 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
  • Bauer, A.M., Shea, G.M., and Günther, R. 2003. An annotated catalogue of the types of scincid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) in the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZMB). Zoologische Reihe. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin 79:253-321
  • 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
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1888. On new or little known South African reptiles. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 2: 136-141 - get paper here
  • Branch W. R.; Haagner, G.V. 1993. The skink Mabuya ivensii: new records from Zambia and Zaire, and the status of the subspecies septemlineata Laurent 1964 and the genus Lubuya Horton. Amphibia-Reptilia 14 (2): 105-115 - get paper here
  • Branch, W. R. 1998. Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Fully Revised and Updated to Include 83 New Species. Ralph Curtis Books (Sanibel Island, Florida), 399 S.
  • Broadley, D.G. 2000. A review of the genus Mabuya in southeastern Africa (Sauria: Scincidae). African Journal of Herpetology, 49 (2): 87-110 - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • 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
  • Haagner, G.V. 1994. Geographical Distribution - Mabuya homalocephala smithii Afr. Herp News (21): 24-25
  • Mausfeld, Patrick; Andreas SCHMITZ; Wolfgang BÖHME; Bernhard MISOF; Davor VRCIBRADIC; Carlos Freder 2002. Phylogenetic Affinities of Mabuya atlantica Schmidt, 1945, Endemic to the Atlantic Ocean Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha (Brazil): Necessity of Partitioning the Genus Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826 (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Zool. Anz. 241: 281–293
  • 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
  • Moravec, Jiří; Michael Franzen & Wolfgang Böhme 2006. Notes on the taxonomy, nomenclature and distribution of the Trachylepis (formerly Mabuya) aurata (Linnaeus, 1758) complex. Herpetologica Bonnensis II: 89-93 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1854. Diagnosen neuer Batrachier, welche zusammen mit der früher (24. Juli und 17. August) gegebenen Übersicht der Schlangen und Eidechsen mitgetheilt werden. Ber. Bekanntmach. Geeignet. Verhandl. Königl.-Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1854: 614-628
  • Wiegmann,A.F.A. 1828. Beyträge zur Amphibienkunde. Isis von Oken 21 (4): 364-383 - get paper here
 
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