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Chioninia stangeri (GRAY, 1845)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymEuprepis stangeri GRAY 1845: 112
Euprepes polylepis PETERS 1870: 660
Euprepes Hopfferi BOCAGE 1875: 110 (fide BOULENGER 1887)
Mabuya stangeri — MERTENS 1955: 12
Mabuia stangeri — BOULENGER 1887: 157
Mabuya stangeri — SCHLEICH 1987
Mabuya stanjorgeri — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 188 [in error]
Mabuya stangeri — GREER et al. 2000
Chioninia stangeri — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Mabuya hopfferi — BAUER et al. 2003: 273
Mabuya stangeri — BAUER et al. 2003
Trachylepis stangeri — BAUER 2003
Chioninia stangeri — KÖHLER et al. 2007 
DistributionCape Verde Islands (S Vicente, St Luzia, Branco, Razo)

Type locality: West Africa  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.18.1-4, West Africa (in error), collected Niger Expedition, presented Dr W. Stanger.
Syntype: ZMB 8999 [hopfferi] 
CommentMabuya spinalis was removed from synonymy with M. stangeri by JOGER 1993.

It remains unclear where the name Mabuya stanjorgeri in FRANK & RAMUS (199) comes from. Maybe a typo. We could not find the name anywhere else, e.g. it is not listed in BOULENGER 1887, Cat. Liz. 
  • Bauer, A.M., Shea, G.M., and Günther, R. 2003. An annotated catalogue of the types of scincid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) in the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZMB). Zoologische Reihe. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin 79:253-321 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bocage, J. V. Barboza du. 1875. Sur deux reptiles nouveaux de l’Archipel du Cap-Vert. Jornal de Sciencias Mathematicas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa, 5:108—112 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Brehm, A.; J. Jesus; M. Pinheiro and D. J. Harris 2001. Relationships of Scincid Lizards (Mabuya spp; Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Cape Verde Islands Based on Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 19 (2): 311–316 - get paper here
  • Carretero, M.A., Lopes, E.P. & Vasconcelos, R. 2016. An ecophysiological background for biogeographic patterns of two island lizards? Sci Nat (2016) 103: 97. doi:10.1007/s00114-016-1422-8 - get paper here
  • Frank, Norman & Ramus, Erica 1995. A Complete Guide to Scientific and Common Names of Reptiles and Amphibians of the World. Pottsville: N G Publishing Inc., 377 pp.
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E., Arnold, C. & Arnold, E.N. 2000. The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (1): 121-126 - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. 1976. Of the evolution of the giant Cape Verde scincid lizard Macroscincus coctei. Journal of Natural History 10: 691-712 - get paper here
  • Joger U 1993. On two collections of reptiles and amphibians from the Cape Verde Islands, with descriptions of three new taxa. COURIER FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT SENCKENBERG 159: 437-444
  • Köhler, G.; Hertz, A.; Sunyer, J.; Seipp, R. & Monteiro, A. 2007. Herpetologische Forschungen auf den Kapverden unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Kapverdischen Riesenskinks, Macroscincus coctei. Elaphe 15 (4): 62-66
  • Mausfeld, Patrick; Andreas SCHMITZ; Wolfgang BÖHME; Bernhard MISOF; Davor VRCIBRADIC; Carlos Frederico Duarte ROCHA 2002. Phylogenetic Affinities of Mabuya atlantica Schmidt, 1945, Endemic to the Atlantic Ocean Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha (Brazil): Necessity of Partitioning the Genus Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826 (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Zool. Anz. 241: 281–293 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1955. Die Eidechsen der Kapverden. Soc. Sci. fenn. Comment. biol. 15: 1-16
  • Miralles, A.; Vasconcelos, R.; Perera, A.; Harris, D.J. & Carranza, S. 2010. An integrative taxonomic revision of the Cape Verdean skinks (Squamata, Scincidae). Zoologica Scripta 40: 16-44 [2011], DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00453.x - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1870. Förtekning pa de af J. Wahlberg i Damaralandet insamlade Reptilierna. Oefversigt Kongl.Vet. Akad. Förhandl. 26 (7): 657-662
  • Schleich, H.H. 1987. Herpetofauna caboverdiana. Spixiana Suppl. (12) 75 pp. - get paper here
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