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Mochlus paedocarinatus LANZA & CARFI, 1968

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lanza’s Writhing Skink, Abyssinian Writhing Skink 
SynonymMochlus laeviceps paedocarinatus LANZA & CARFI 1968: 240
Lygosoma laeviceps paedocarinatum — WELCH 1982
Lygosoma laeviceps paedocarinatum — LANZA 1983
Lygosoma paedocarinatum — LANZA 1990
Lygosoma paedocarinatum — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2006: 67
Lygosoma paedocarinatum — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 378
Mochlus paedocarinatum — IUCN 2018 
DistributionNW Somalia and adjacent parts of Ethiopia

Type locality: Haud region at 08°15’N 46°20’E, 2100 feet elevation, Ethiopia-Somali border.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1937.12.5.713 
  • 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. 1968. Gli scincidi della Somalia (Reptilia, Squamata). Monit. zool. ital. (N. S.) 2: 207-260. - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
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