Trachylepis makolowodei CHIRIO, INEICH, SCHMITZ & LEBRETON, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Trachylepis makolowodei?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Makolowodé’s Trachylepis|
|Synonym||Trachylepis makolowodei CHIRIO, INEICH, SCHMITZ & LEBRETON 2008|
Trachylepis makolowodei — ALLEN et al. 2017
|Distribution||Central African Republic, Cameroon|
Type locality: border of a forest river, near the village of Bélemboké, 45 km south of Nola in Central African Republic [about 3°17’ N, 16°15’ E]
|Types||Holotype: MNHN 1995.5612; see also Chirio & Ineich 2005), 31 May 1994, by Laurent Chirio.|
|Comment||Similar species: This species has been confused with T. polytropis in the past. It is also similar to T. boulengeri.|
Distribution: May also occur in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Not in Gabon fide Pauwels et al. 2018.
|Etymology||Etymology.—The specific epithet makolowodei is a masculine patronym used in homage to Paul Makolowodé, originating from the village of Zimba, Central African Republic, who has worked as a field herpetologist in CAR and Cameroon (CAMHERP project). He has also collected the types of this species.|