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Trachylepis laevis (BOULENGER, 1907)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesAngolan Blue-tailed Skink 
SynonymMabuya laevis BOULENGER 1907
Oelofsia laevis — STEYN & MITCHELL 1965
Mabuya laevis — WELCH 1982: 86
Mabuya laevis — GREER et al. 2000
Mabuya laevis — GREER & NUSSBAUM 2000
Euprepis laevis — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis laevis — BAUER 2003 
DistributionNW Namibia (Kaokoveld), S Angola

Type locality: Maconjo, Benguela, Angola.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.15.31 (and possibly additional specimens). 
  • 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.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1907. Descriptions of three new lizards and a new frog, discovered by Dr. W. J. Ansorge in Angola. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 19: 212—214. - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Paluh DJ, Bauer AM 2017. Comparative skull anatomy of terrestrial and crevice-dwelling Trachylepis skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) with a survey of resources in scincid cranial osteology. PLoS One 12 (9): e0184414 - get paper here
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
  • Sousa, Jackson Cleiton and Costa-Campos, Carlos Eduardo 2016. Erythrolamprus taeniogaster Diet Herpetological Review 47 (4): 682
  • Steyn, W., and J. L. Mitchell. 1965. A new scincid genus and a new record from South West Africa. Cimbebasia 12: 2-12
  • Welch, K.R.G. 1982. Herpetology of Africa; a checklist and bibliography of the orders Amphisbaenia, Sauria, and Serpentes. Robert E. Krieger Pub. Co., Malabar, FL 293 pp.
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