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Trachylepis polytropis (BOULENGER, 1903)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTropical Mabuya 
SynonymMabuia polytropis BOULENGER 1903: 433
Mabuya polytropis — SCHMIDT 1919: 531
Mabuya polytropis — LOVERIDGE 1936: 66
Mabuya polytropis — GREER et al. 2000
Euprepis polytropis — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis polytropis — BAUER 2003
Trachylepis polytropis — PAUWELS et al. 2004
Mabuya polytropis — BURGER et al. 2004
Trachylepis polytropis — ALLEN et al. 2017 
DistributionLiberia, Ghana, Cameroon, Gabon, C Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Bioko = Fernando Po, Central African Republic, Togo

Type locality: Benito River, Gaboon.  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1901.8.1.14, Benito River district, French Congo, collected G.L. Bates; 1946.8.18.18-20 (formerly 1902.11.12.21-22), Efulen, Bulu Country, S. Cameroon, collected G.L. Bates. 
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References
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  • 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
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Descriptions of new lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 12: 429-435 - get paper here
  • Branch, W.R. & Rödel, M.-O. 2003. Herpetological survey of the Haute Dodo and Cavally forests, western ivory Coast, Part II: Trapping, results and reptiles. Salamandra 39 (1): 21-38 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Burger, M.; Branch, W.R. & Channing, A. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles of Monts Doudou, Gabon: Species Turnover Along an Elevational Gradient. California Academy of Sciences Memoir 28: 145–186
  • Chirio, L. & I. INEICH 2000. Description d'un nouveau scincidé endémique des montagnes du Cameroun (Lacertilia: Mabuya mekuana). Bull. Soc. zool. Fr., 125(3): 185-196
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - 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
  • 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
  • Hoogmoed, M. S. 1974. Ghanese lizards of the genus Mabuya (Scincidae, Sauria, Reptilia). Zoologische Verhandelingen 138: 1-62 - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed, M. S. 1978. A new name for Mabuya polytropis occidentalis HOOGMOED 1974. Zoologische Mededelingen 53 (10): 106 - get paper here
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  • Schneider, B. 1983. Erstnachweis von Mabuya polytropis paucisquamis HOOGMOED 1978 (Sauria: Scincidae) für die Elfenbeinküste (Westafrika). Salamandra 19 (4): 228-229 - get paper here
  • Scott Jr., N.J. 1982. The herpetofauna of forest litter plots from Cameroon, Africa. In: Scott, N.J. (ed.) Herpetological communities [an SSAR symposium]. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildl. Res. Rep. 13: 145-150
  • Segniagbeto, Gabriel Hoinsoude; Jean-François Trape, Komlan M. Afiademanyo, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Annemarie Ohler, Alain Dubois, Patrick David, Danny Meirte, Isabelle Adolé Glitho, Fabio Petrozzi, and Luca Luiselli 2015. Checklist of the lizards of Togo (West Africa), with comments on systematics, distribution, ecology, and conservation. Zoosystema 37 (2): 381-402 - get paper here
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