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Trachylepis loluiensis KINGDON & SPAWLS, 2010

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesLoloui Island skink 
SynonymTrachylepis loluiensis KINGDON & SPAWLS 2010
Trachylepis loluiensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 140 

Type locality: Granite outcrops at Kandege Fishing Village, south side of Lolui Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda, elevation 1134 m, 00°08’ S, 33° 41’ E.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 89371 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Lolui Island, in Ugandan waters of Lake Victoria, where the skink is found. 
  • Kingdon, R. & Spawls, S. 2010. A new gregarious species of Trachylepis (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) from Lolui Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda, with a key to Ugandan Trachylepis. African Journal of Herpetology 59 (2): 123-132 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
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