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Trachylepis makolowodei CHIRIO, INEICH, SCHMITZ & LEBRETON, 2008

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesMakolowodé’s Trachylepis 
SynonymTrachylepis makolowodei CHIRIO, INEICH, SCHMITZ & LEBRETON 2008
Trachylepis makolowodei — ALLEN et al. 2017 
DistributionCentral 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]  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1995.5612; see also Chirio & Ineich 2005), 31 May 1994, by Laurent Chirio. 
CommentSimilar 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. 
EtymologyEtymology.—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. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chirio, Laurent, Ivan Ineich, Andreas Schmitz and Matthew LeBreton. 2008. A new species of Trachylepis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Central African forests. African Journal of Herpetology 57(1):13-28 - get paper here
  • Gvoždík, Václav; Matej Dolinay, Ange-G. Zassi-Boulou, Gabriel Badjedjea Babangenge 2018. New data on Trachylepis makolowodei from Central Africa Herpetology Notes 11: 515-518 - get paper here
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