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Trachylepis pulcherrima (DE WITTE, 1953)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBeautiful skink 
SynonymMabuya quinquetaeniata pulcherrima DE WITTE 1953
Mabuya pulcherrima — BROADLEY & BAUER 1998
Trachylepis pulcherrima — BROADLEY & COTTERILL 2004
Mabuya pulcherrima — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionDemocratic Republic of Congo (Upemba National Park)

Type locality: "Kanonga (riviere), affluent de la rive droite de la Fungwe [elevation 695 m]" [= Kanonga River, Parc National de l'Upemba, Shaba Province, Congo-Kinshasa].  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB; Paratypes in ZFMK, IRSNB, BMNH and CM 
CommentHabitat.-Rocks along river courses. 
  • Broadley, Donald G. and Aaron M. Bauer 1999. A review of the Mabuya quinquetaeniata complex in East Africa (Sauria: Scincidae). African Journal of Herpetology 47 (2): 43-58 [1998] - get paper here
  • Broadley, Donald G. and F. P. D. Cotterill. 2004. The reptiles of southeast Katanga, an overlooked 'hot spot'. [Congo]. African Journal of Herpetology 53 (1): 35-61. - get paper here
  • de Witte, G. F. 1953. Reptiles. Exploration du Parc National de l'Upemba. Mission G. F. de Witte en collaboration avec W. Adam, A. Janssens, L. Van Meel et R. Verheyen (1946–1949). Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge. Brussels, vol. 6, 322 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
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