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Mochlus mabuiiformis (LOVERIDGE, 1935)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mabuya-like (writhing) Skink 
SynonymRiopa mabuiiformis LOVERIDGE 1935: 12
Riopa mabuiiformis LOVERIDGE 1957: 214
Riopa mabuiiformis — LANZA & CARFI 1966: 41
Lygosoma mabuiiforme — LANZA 1983
Lygosoma mabuiiforme — SPAWLS & ROTICH 1997
Lygosoma mabuiiformis — SPAWLS et al. 2002: 143
Mochlus mabuiiforme — FELDMAN et al. 2015 
DistributionKenya (Tana delta), S Somalia

Type locality: Ngatana, Tana River, Coast Province, Kenya Colony  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 40266, adult male 
  • Gans, C.; LAURENT, R.F. & PANDIT, H. 1965. Notes on a herpetological collection from the Somali Republic. Ann. Mus. Roy. Afr. Centr., Sér. 8vo, Tervuren, (80) Zool., (134): 1-93
  • Lanza, B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. and Carfi, S. 1966. Note su alcuni Scincidae della Somalia e descrizione di una nuova specie di Mochlus (Reptilia, Squamata). Monit. zool. ital. 74: 34-43. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1935. Scientific results of an expedition to rain forest regions in Eastern Africa. I. New reptiles and amphibians from East Africa. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 79: 1- 19. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. Check list of the reptiles and amphibians of east Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, Zanzibar). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 117 (2): 153-362 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83
  • 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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