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Leptosiaphos aloysiisabaudiae (PERACCA, 1907)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Uganda Five-toed Skink 
SynonymLygosoma aloysii-sabandiae PERACCA 1907 (fide ZOOLOGICAL RECORD)
Lygosoma aloysi-sabaudae [sic] — SMITH 1937: 221
Lygosoma (Leptosiaphos) weberi SCHMIDT 1943: 335
Panaspis aloysii-sabaudiae — GREER 1974: 29
Panaspis weberi — GREER 1974: 29
Leptosiaphos aloysiisabaudiae — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 189
Lygosoma aloysii sabaudiae — ELTER 1981
Leptosiaphos aloysiisabaudiae — BROADLEY 1989
Leptosiaphos aloysiiabaudiae — BROADLEY 1998
Leptosiaphos aloysiisabaudiae — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007: 250
Leptosiaphos aloysiisabaudiae — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 158 
DistributionSE Nigeria, NW Cameroon, N/E Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Uganda, S Sudan

Type locality: Mitiana and Toro, Uganda  
TypesSyntypes: MRSN (= MSNTO = MZUT) R3036, MZUT R3037.1-5 
EtymologyNamed after Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Abruzzi (1873- 1933), an Italian explorer, mostly in Africa, and Commander-in-Chief of the Italian navy (1915-1917). The name aloysiisabaudiae is just a fancy, Latinized way of saying Luigi of Sabaudia, which was one of the territories of the ancestors of the House of Savoy. 
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  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Böhme W; Schneider B 1987. Zur Herpetofaunistik Kameruns (3) mit Beschreibung einer neuen Cardioglossa (Anura: Arthroleptidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 38 (3): 241-263 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D G 1989. A reappraisal of the genus Panaspis Cope, with the description of a new species of Leptosiaphos (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Tanzania. Arnoldia Zimbabwe 9 (32) 1989: 439-449
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Elter, O. 1981. Cataloghi. V - La collezione erpetologica del Museo di Zoologia dell’Università di Torino. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali. Torino
  • 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
  • Peracca, MARIO GIACINTO 1907. Spedizione al Ruwenzori di S.A.R. Luigi Amadeo di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi. Nuovi Rettili ed Amfibi; diagnosi preventive. Boll. Mus. Zool. Univ. Torino. 22 (553): 1-3
  • Perret J L 1982. Le sous-genre Leptosiaphos (Lacertilia, Scincidae) et ses implications. BULL. SOC. NEUCHATELOISE SCI. NAT. 105: 107-121
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1943. Amphibians and reptiles from the Sudan. Field Mus. nat. Hist (ser. zool.) 24: 331- 338. - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
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