Trachylepis wingati (WERNER, 1908)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Trachylepis wingati?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Wingate’s Skink|
|Synonym||Mabuia wingati WERNER 1908|
Euprepis wingati — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Trachylepis wingati — BAUER 2003
Mabuya wingatii — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 406
Trachylepis (Mabuya) wingatii — KIRSCHEY 2016
|Distribution||SE Sudan, Ethiopia|
Type locality: “Khor Attar” [= Khawr ‘Aţār (near Malakal), Sudan]
|Types||Syntypes: NMW 16685 (male), Khor Attar, Sudan, collected F. Werner, 11.ii.1905; 33147 (previously ZIUW #199) (female), Khor Attar, Sudan, collected F. Werner.|
|Etymology||named after General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate (1861-1953), an army officer and first British Governor of Sudan (1899-1916). He was commissioned in the artillery (1860) and assigned to the Egyptian army (1883). He became Director of Egyptian Military Intelligence (1889). He fought several battles against the forces of al-Madhi the nationalist 'rebel' and he defeated and killed his successor (1899). He became British High Commissioner for Egypt (1917). He freed Father Joseph Ohrwalder and others held captive by Mahdi forces and translated his narrative into English - Ten Years Captivity in the Mahdi's camp 1882-1892 from the original manuscript of Father Joseph Ohrwalder (1892).|
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