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Trachylepis keroanensis (CHABANAUD, 1921)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTeita Mabuya 
SynonymMabuia perrotetii var. keroanensis CHABANAUD 1921
Mabuya perroteti keroanensis — BRYGOO 1985: 52
Trachylepis keroanensis — BÖHME et al. 2011
Trachylepis keroanensis — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012
Trachylepis keroanensis — ALLEN et al. 2017 
DistributionGuinea

Type locality: Kérouane  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1921.0323–0324 (2 syntypes) 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: BÖHME et al. 2011 consider Trachylepis keroanensis as a valid species but note that the two syntypes (MNHN 1921.0323–0324) are strikingly different from T. perroteti (see Stoll 2008) and seem to belong to the elongate, short-legged T. buettneri Matschie, 1910/T. sudanensis Schmidt, 1919 complex sensu Hoogmoed 194, which is under review by WB and coworkers). 
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
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Chabanaud,P. 1921. Contribution à l'étude de la faune herpetologique de l’Afrique occidentale. Bull. Comm. Etudes Hist. Sci. Afr. Occ. Francaise 3: 445-472
  • Penner, Johannes, Joseph Doumbia, N’Goran Germain Kouamé, Laurent Chirio, Laura Sandberger-Loua, Wolfgang Böhme & Michael F. Barej 2017. Rediscovery and range extension of the Guinean skink Trachylepis keroanensis (Chabanaud, 1921) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae). Bonn zoological Bulletin 66 (1): 55-60 - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
 
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