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Trachylepis socotrana (PETERS, 1882)

IUCN Red List - Trachylepis socotrana - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSocotra Skink 
SynonymEuprepes (Euprepis) socotranus PETERS 1882: 45
Mabuya socotranus — GREER et al. 2000
Mabuya socotrana — BAUER et al. 1995: 62
Euprepis socotranus — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Mabuya socotrana — RÖSLER & WRANIK 2004
Trachylepis socotrana — BAUER 2003 
DistributionSocotra Island, Darsa Island, Abd al Kuri Island (Yemen)

Type locality: Socotra, Yemen, by implication. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: ZMB 10110 
  • 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
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • 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
  • MAUSFELD, Patrick & Andreas SCHMITZ 2003. Molecular phylogeography, intraspecific variation and speciation of the Asian scincid lizard genus Eutropis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Reptilia: Scincidae): taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Org. Divers. Evol. 3: 161–171
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1882. Über die von Herrn Dr. E. Riebeck auf Socotra gesammelten Reptilien. Sitzungsber. Ges. naturf. Freunde Berlin 1882 (3): 42-46 - get paper here
  • RAZZETTI, EDOARDO; ROBERTO SINDACO, CRISTINA GRIECO, FRANCESCA PELLA, UGO ZILIANI, FABIO PUPIN, ELIS 2011. Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia). Zootaxa 2826: 1–44 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Wranik, W. 2004. A key and annotated checklist to the reptiles of the Socotra archipelago. Fauna of Arabia 20: 505-534
  • Rösler,H. & Wranik,W. 2000. Beiträge zur Herpetologie der Republik Jemen 6. Erste Übersicht ur Herpetofauna der Insel Darsa (Sokotra-Archipel) (Reptilia: Sauria et Serpentes). Faunist. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkunde, Dresden 22 (7)
  • Sindaco, R., Metallinou, M., Pupin, F., Fasola, M. & Carranza, S. 2012. Forgotten in the ocean: systematics, biogeography and evolution of the Trachylepis skinks of the Socotra Archipelago. Zoologica Scripta
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