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Chalcides pulchellus MOCQUARD, 1906

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mocquard's Cylindrical Skink 
SynonymChalcides pulchellus MOCQUARD 1906: 466
Chalcides pulchellus — MONARD 1940: 170
Chalcides pulchellus — BRYGOO 1985: 88
Chalcides pulchellus — GREENBAUM et al. 2006
Chalcides thierryi pulchellus 
DistributionSW Burkina Faso (= Upper Volta)

Type locality: “Soudan français, région du Lobi” (BRYGOO 1985: 88.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1906.0150 
CommentSynonymy: GUIBÉ 1954 considers this species as a synonym of Chalcides bottegi. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “pulchellus” = pretty. 
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • Greenbaum, E.; Campbell, A.C. & Raxworthy, C.J. 2006. A revision of sub-saharan Chalcides (Squamata: Scincidae) with redescriptions of two East African species. Herpetologica 62 (1): 71-89 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, F. 1906. Description de quelques espéces nouvelles de Reptiles. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris 7: 464-466. - get paper here
  • Monard, ALBERT 1940. Résultats de la mission du Dr. Monard en Guinée Portugaise 1937 – 1938. Arq. Mus. Bocage, Lisbon 11: 147-182
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
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