Panaspis annobonensis FUHN, 1972
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Panaspis annobonensis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Annobon Lidless Skink|
|Synonym||Panaspis africana annobonensis FUHN 1972|
Panaspis annobonensis — PERRET 1973: 605
Leptosiaphos annobonensis — HAFT 1993: 59
Afroablepharus annobonensis — JESUS et al. 2007
Panaspis annobonensis — MEDINA et al. 2016
Type locality: “Ile Annobon, Golfe de Guinée”
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 1964.0203 and paratypes MNHN-RA 1964.0102-0103, MNHN-RA 1964.0186-0188, MNHN-RA 1964.0190 and MNHN-RA 1964.0204|
|Diagnosis||P. annobonensis are small to medium-sized skinks (SVL 28–37.3 mm) with a robust smoothly tapered tail. Head wide and not much acuminate (HW /HL 60%), approximately 20% of SVL. Prefrontals separated or in contact. Supraciliaries separated or in contact, usually 5 and rarely 6; 4 supralabials anterior to subocular; wide subocular in direct contact with the lip and not reduced basally by the intrusion of adjacent supralabials. Midbody scale rows 24–27, paravertebral scales 52–59, and paraventral scales 25–40. Lamellae beneath the fourth finger 9–12, beneath the fourth toe 13–17. All examined specimens have faded colouration resulting from preservation, although some patterns are visible in all specimens, such as a well-marked dark subocular band and a black speckled throat. General colouration is orange-brown, with dorsal surfaces of the head being much more homogeneous than the other two species. A distinctive dark dorsolateral band starts near the tympanum and runs along the entire dorsum to the anterior half of the tail, with some irregular dark-brown lines in the dorsum, between the two dorsolateral bands.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).|
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