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Lacertaspis lepesmei (ANGEL, 1940)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Angel's Five-toed Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Leiolopisma) lepesmei ANGEL 1940
Panaspis lepesmei — PERRET 1973: 620
Panaspis lepesmei — GREER 1974: 29
Panaspis lepesmei — LEBRETON 1999
Panaspis (Leptosiaphos) lepesmei — PERRET 1975: 10
Lacertaspis lepesmei — SCHMITZ et al. 2005 

Type locality: “versant sud du Mt. Bambouto, Cameroun, elevation 2200 m.”  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1939.0083 
EtymologyNamed after Pierre Lepesme, an entomologist on the expedition to Cameroon during which the holotype of this species was collected. 
  • Angel, F. 1940. Deux nouvelles espèces de Lygosoma du Cameroun, matériaux de la mission P. Lepesme, R. Paulian et A. Villirs. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris 12: 82-85 - get paper here
  • Angel, F. 1940. Reptiles et Amphibiens recueillis au Cameroun par la mission P. Lepesme, R. Paulian et A. Villirs. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris 12: 390-399 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Kameni, M. M., Gonwouo, L. N., Tapondjou, W. P., Tchassem, A. M., Doherty-Bone, T., Allen, K. E., & Fomena, A. 2022. Status and habitat preferences of montane endemic skinks, genera Lacertaspis, Leptosiaphos, and Trachylepis, in the central Cameroon Volcanic Line. Herpetology Notes 15: 271-281
  • LeBreton, Matthew 1999. A working checklist of the herpetofauna of Cameroon. Netherlands Committee for IUCN, 160 pp.
  • Perret J L 1973. Contribution à l'étude des Panaspis (Reptilia, Scincidae) d'Afrique occidentale avec la description de deux espèces nouvelles. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 80 (2): 595-630 - get paper here
  • Perret,J. L. 1975. La différentiation dans le genre Panaspis COPE (Reptilia, Scincidae). Bull. Soc. neuchâtel. Sci. Nat., 98: 5-16
  • SCHMITZ, ANDREAS; IVAN INEICH & LAURENT CHIRIO 2005. Molecular review of the genus Panaspis sensu lato (Reptilia: Scincidae) in Cameroon, with special reference to the status of the proposed subgenera. Zootaxa 863: 1–28 - get paper here
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