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Leptosiaphos pauliani (ANGEL, 1940)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma (Leiolopisma) pauliani ANGEL 1940: 84
Riopa erythropleuron MERTENS 1968: 75
Panaspis pauliani — GREER 1974: 29
Panaspis (Leptosiaphos) pauliani – PERRET 1975: 10.
Panaspis (Leptosiaphos) pauliani – PERRET 1982: 108
Panaspis pauliani — LEBRETON 1999
Leptosiaphos pauliani — BÖHME 2014: 155 

Type locality: Mt. Bambouto, Kamerun.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1939.0082,
Holotype: ZFMK 5814 [erythropleuron] 
CommentSympatric with L. lepesmei. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Renaud Paulian (1913-2003), the leading European expert on scarab beetles. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - 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.
  • Mertens, R. 1968. Zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna von Kamerun und Fernando Poo. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 19: 69-84. - get paper here
  • Perret J L 1982. Le sous-genre Leptosiaphos (Lacertilia, Scincidae) et ses implications. BULL. SOC. NEUCHATELOISE SCI. NAT. 105: 107-121
  • Perret,J. L. 1975. La différentiation dans le genre Panaspis COPE (Reptilia, Scincidae). Bull. Soc. neuchâtel. Sci. Nat., 98: 5-16
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