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Mochlus brevicaudis (GREER, GRANDISON & BARBAULT, 1985)

IUCN Red List - Mochlus brevicaudis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma brevicaudis GREER, GRANDISON & BARBAULT 1985
Mochlus brevicaudis — SCHMITZ 1999 (pers. comm.)
Lygosoma brevicaudis — LEACHÉ et al. 2006
Mochlus brevicaudis — TRAPE et al. 2012: 370
Mochlus brevicaudis — FREITAS et al. 2019 
DistributionGhana, Ivory Coast

Type locality: Lamto, Ivory Coast, 5°02’W, 6°13’N  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1983.0497, 7 paratypes MNHN-RA 1983.0495-0496, MNHN-RA 1983.0498-0502 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “brevis, -e” = short and “cauda, -ae” = tail. 
  • FREITAS, ELYSE S.; ANIRUDDHA DATTA-ROY, PRAVEEN KARANTH, L. LEE GRISMER and CAMERON D. SILER 2019. Multilocus phylogeny and a new classification for African, Asian and Indian supple and writhing skinks (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186 (4): 1067–1096 - get paper here
  • Greer A E; Grandison A G C; Barbault R 1985. A new species of Lygosoma (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from west Africa, with comments on its biology. Journal of Herpetology 19 (3): 365-372 - 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
  • 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
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