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Cophoscincopus simulans (VAILLANT, 1884)

IUCN Red List - Cophoscincopus simulans - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCophoscincus simulans VAILLANT 1884: 170
Lygosoma simulans — TORNIER 1901: 86
Cophoscincopus simulans — BÖHME, SCHMITZ & ZIEGLER 2000
Cophoscincopus cf. simulans — LEACHÉ et al. 2006 
DistributionGhana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, S Guinea (Conakry), Ivory Coast, Togo

Type locality: Crouacrou, Ghana.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 6457 
CommentSynonymy: Cophoscincus simulans has been synonymized previously with C. durus. 
  • Böhme, W, Schmitz, A. & T. Ziegler 2000. A review of the West African skink genus Cophoscincopus MERTENS (Reptilia: Scincidae: Lygosominae): Resurrection of C. simulans (VAILLANT, 1884) and description of a new species. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 107 (4): 777-791 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Leache, A. D., Oaks, J. R., Ofori‐Boateng, C. and Fujita, M. K. 2020. Comparative phylogeography of West African amphibians and reptiles. Evolution - get paper here
  • Leaché, Adam D.; Mark-Oliver Rödel, Charles W. Linkem, Raul E. Diaz, Annika Hillers, and Matthew K. Fujita 2006. Biodiversity in a forest island: reptiles and amphibians of the Togo Hills, Kyabobo National Park, Ghana. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 4 (1): 22-45 - get paper here
  • Segniagbeto, Gabriel Hoinsoude; Jean-François Trape, Komlan M. Afiademanyo, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Annemarie Ohler, Alain Dubois, Patrick David, Danny Meirte, Isabelle Adolé Glitho, Fabio Petrozzi, and Luca Luiselli 2015. Checklist of the lizards of Togo (West Africa), with comments on systematics, distribution, ecology, and conservation. Zoosystema 37 (2): 381-402 - get paper here
  • Tornier,G. 1901. Die Crocodile, Schildkröten und Eidechsen in Togo. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 1901, Beiheft: 65-88 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Vaillant,L. 1884. Note sur une collection de Reptiles rapportée d'Assinie par M. Chaper. Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris (7) 8: 168-171 - get paper here
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