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Typhlacontias rudebecki HAACKE, 1997

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rudebeck’s Western Burrowing Skink 
SynonymTyphlacontias rudebecki HAACKE 1997
Typhlacontias rudebecki — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionAngola (Mocamedes district, Sao Nicolau)

Type locality: Sao Nicolau, Moçamedes (= Namibe) district, Angola (1412 Ad).  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 25465, sex undetermined, collected during September 1956 by G. Rudebeck 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Lower labials not fused, number of ventrals higher than of related T. gracilis. Rostral not notched laterally, five upper labials with first (= fused 1 and 2?) very large, extending to below anterior edge of eye, loreal separated from second upper labial which is in touch with the eye. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). This is one of the species called 'lost' and 'rediscovered' by Lindken et al. 2024. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector Dr G. Rudebeck, who was a member of the Swedish Lund University Expedition to South Africa at that time. 
  • 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
  • Lindken T.; Anderson, C. V., Ariano-Sánchez, D., Barki, G., Biggs, C., Bowles, P., Chaitanya, R., Cronin, D. T., Jähnig, S. C., Jeschke, J. M., Kennerley, R. J., Lacher, T. E. Jr., Luedtke, J. A., Liu, C., Long, B., Mallon, D., Martin, G. M., Meiri, 2024. What factors influence the rediscovery of lost tetrapod species? Global Change Biology, 30: 1-18 - 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)
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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