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Panaspis megalurus (NIEDEN, 1913)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blue-tailed snake-eyed skink 
SynonymAblepharus megalurus NIEDEN 1913
Afroablepharus megalurus — GREER 1974
Panaspis megalurus — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 16
Panaspis megalurus — SPAWLS et al. 2002: 155
Panaspis megalurus — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 164 
DistributionC Tanzania (from Unyanganyi south to Sananda on the Central Railway).

Type locality: Kinjanganja in Tutu, 4° 50’ S = Unyanganyi, Turu, Tanzania.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 13226, Kinjanganja, D.O.A., collected Stuhlmann. (See Fuhn, 1070). 
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • 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
  • Jacobson, N. H. G. & D. G. BROADLEY 2000. A new species of Panaspis COPE (Reptilia: Scincidae) from southern Africa. African Journal of Herpetology 49 (1): 61-71 - get paper here
  • KILUNDA, FELISTA KASYOKA; WERNER CONRADIE, DOMNICK VICTOR WASONGA, JIE-QIONG JIN, MIN-SHENG PENG, ROBERT W. MURPHY, PATRICK KINYATTA MALONZA, JING CHE 2019. Revalidation and resurrection of Panaspis massaiensis (Angel, 1924) and the description of a new species of Panaspis Cope (Squamata: Scincidae) from south-eastern Kenya. Zootaxa 4706 (2): 255–274 - get paper here
  • Nieden, F. 1913. Neues Verzeichnis der Kriechtiere (außer den Schlangen) von Deutsch-Ostafrika, I. Teil: Reptilia. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 7 (1): 51-100 - get paper here
  • 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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