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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesTrachylepis striata wahlbergii (PETERS 1870)
Trachylepis striata striata (PETERS 1844) 
Common NamesE: African Striped Mabuya
G: Afrikanischer Streifenskink
striata: Eastern Striped Skink
wahlbergii: Wahlberg’s Striped Skink 
SynonymTropidolepisma striatum PETERS 1844: 36
Mabuia striata — BOULENGER 1895: 168
Mabuia striata — SCORTECCI 1931: 11
Mabuya striata — FITZSIMONS & BRAIN 1958
Mabuya striata — DREWES 1972
Mabuya striata — GREER et al. 2000
Euprepis striatus — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Mabuya striata — WHITING et al. 2003
Trachylepis striata — BAUER 2003
Trachylepis striata — BARTS et al. 2005
Mabuya striata — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 402
Trachylepis striata — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 147

Trachylepis striata striata (PETERS 1844)
Euprepes punctatissimus PETERS 1854: 618 (not A. SMITH)
Euprepis grantii GRAY 1864: 62
Mabuya striata — FITZSIMONS 1943: 229 (part.)
Mabouia striata — GÜNTHER 1895: 524
Mabuya striata striata — LOVERIDGE 1953: 205
Mabuya striata striata — AUERBACH 1987: 107
Mabuya striata striata — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 15
Mabuya striata — BROADLEY 2000

Trachylepis striata wahlbergii (PETERS 1870)
Euprepes Wahlbergii PETERS 1870: 661
Mabuya ellenbergeri CHABANAUD 1917: 219
Mabuya striata FITZSIMONS 1943: 229 (part; not PETERS)
Mabuya striata ellenbergeri — LOVERIDGE 1953: 202
Mabuya striata striata — MERTENS 1955: 79 (not PETERS)
Mabuya striata wahlbergi — BROADLEY 1971: 55
Mabuya wahlbergi — BRANCH 1993: 74
Mabuya wahlbergi — HAAGNER et al. 2000
Mabuya striata wahlbergii — AUERBACH 1987: 108
Mabuya striata wahlbergii — BROADLEY 1991: 523
Mabuya striata wahlbergii — BAUER et al. 1995: 63
Mabuya wahlbergi — BROADLEY 2000
Mabuya wahlbergii — HAAGNER et al. 2000
Trachylepis striata wahlbergii — KLITSCHER 2014
Trachylepis striata wahlbergi — SCHLEICHER 2015: 115
Trachylepis wahlbergii — MARQUES et al. 2018: 270 
DistributionNamibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, CN/E Republic of South Africa (south to Transkei and NE Cape; Swaziland), E/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Zambia, Tanzania, Angola, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Comoro Islands

striata (s. str.): SE Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, south to KwaZulu-Natal, W to E Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and adjacent SE Zambia, SE Zimbabwe, N and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa and E Swaziland, Kenya.

wahlbergi: S Angola, N Namibia, N Botswana, Zambia, N and W Zimbabwe, W Mozambique (Zambezi valley upstream from Tete).

Type locality: “Mozambique” [Island].
Type locality: Damaraland [Namibia], by implication [Euprepes wahlbergi PETERS 1870]  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 1241, 1242, 1243 (Tropidolepisma striatum PETERS 184)
Syntypes: ZMB 6155, NRM (NHRM) 21909 [wahlbergii] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy partly after BROADLEY 2000. Mabuya striata punctatissima and Mabuya striata sparsa MERTENS 1954 have been elevated to full species status. Following Broadley (2000) T. striata and T. wahlbergii should belong to two different species. However, in a recent paper by Castiglia et al. (2006) molecular and karyological evidences suggest the conspecifity of the two taxa. 
Etymology 
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