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Typhlacontias johnsonii ANDERSSON, 1916

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTyphlacontias johnsonii ANDERSSON 1916
Typhlacontias johnsonii — HAACKE 1997
Typhlacontias johnsonii — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionSouthern Africa, Namibia, Angola

Type locality: Porto Alexander = Tombua  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesLectotype: GNM Re. ex. 1388a, Lectoparatypes Re. ex. 1388b-f in Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, designated by HAACKE 1997. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Tail shorter than in all other species, i.e. about 25 070 of SV length. Eye smaller than in other species and partly overlain by edges of loreal and supraocular. Second upper labial about twice as long as tall and in contact with eye. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed in honour of Mr. C.O. Johnson, who financed Mr. Skoog's expedition to Angola. 
References
  • Andersson, L.G. 1916. Notes on the reptiles and batrachians in the Zoological Museum at Gothenburg with an account of some new species. Göteborgs Kungliga Vetenskap och Vitter Hets-Samnalles Hndlingar Sjatte Foljden (Series B, 4) 17 (5) [ = Meddelanden fran Göteborgs Musei Zoologiska Afdelning, No. 9]: 1-41
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Haacke W D. 1997. Systematics and biogeography of the southern African scincine genus Typhlacontias (Reptilia: Scincidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 47 (1-2): 139- 163. - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
 
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