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Trachylepis acutilabris (PETERS, 1862)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Wedge-snouted Skink, Sharp-lipped Mabuya 
SynonymEuprepes acutilabris PETERS 1862
Mabuia acutilabris — WERNER 1910: 349
Mabuya acutilabris — LAURENT 1947: 8
Mabuya acutilabris — SCHMIDT 1919: 551
Mabuya acutilabris — HELLMICH 1957: 58
Mabuya acutilabris — BAUER et al. 1993
Mabuya acutilabris — GREER et al. 2000
Euprepis acutilabris — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis acutilabris — BAUER 2003
Mabuya acutilabris — COOPER 2005
Trachylepis acutilabris — SCHLEICHER 2020 
DistributionNamibia, S Angola, W Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), NW Republic of South Africa (Little Namaqualand)

Type locality: Neu-Barmen [=Otjimbingue, Namibia], by implication.  
TypesSyntypes; ZMB 4214 (6 specimens), 4215, 4216 (3 specimens), Neu Barmen, Namibia, collected C.H. Hahn; MNHN 1471 (1867.132, 2805a), West Africa, presented ZMB in 1867, BMNH, Hereroland, presented ZMB, 1946.8.19.19 (formerly 1935.2.8.9), Neu Barmen, Hereroland, presented ZMB; MCZ 21037-38, New Barmen, Namibia, collected Hahn, presented ZMB; (Bauer et al. 2003). Barabanov & Milto (2017) also identify ZISP 691-692, Otjimbingue, Namibia, presented ZMB in 1868 as syntypes, but the locality data do not correspond to the type series. 
  • BARABANOV, ANDREI & KONSTANTIN MILTO 2017. An annotated type catalogue of the anguid, dibamid, scincid and varanid lizards in the Department of Herpetology, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia (Reptilia: Sauria: Anguidae, Dibamidae, Scincidae and Varanida Zootaxa 4244 (1): 065–078 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • Butler, B.O. 2020. Systematics and Phylogeography of Two Southwest African Lizard Taxa. MSc thesis, Villanova University, - get paper here
  • Castanzo, R.A., and Bauer, A.M. 1998. Comparativc aspects of the ecology of Mabuya acutilabris (Squamata: Scincidae), a lacertid-like skink from arid south western Africa. Journal of African Zoology 112:109-122
  • Cooper Jr., W.E. 2005. Duration of movement as a lizard foraging movement variable. Herpetologica 61 (4): 363-372 - get paper here
  • CUNNINGHAM, P. 2011. Trachylepis acutilabris (Peters, 1862) Diet. African Herp News (53): 48 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • GOLDBERG, S. 2009. Trachylepis acutilabris Peters, 1862 - Reproduction. African Herp News (49): 13-14 - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E., Arnold, C. & Arnold, E.N. 2000. The systematic significance of the number of presacral vertebrae in the scincid lizard genus Mabuya. Amphibia-Reptilia 21 (1): 121-126 - get paper here
  • Haacke, W.D. 1997. Geographical Distribution - Mabuya acutilabris. African Herp News (26): 33-33 - get paper here
  • Hellmich, W. 1957. Herpetologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise in Angola. Veröff. Zool. Staatssammlung München 5: 1-91 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R. 1947. Notes sur quelques reptiles appartenant a la collection du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de belgique. Bull. Mus. Hist. nat. Belg. 23 (16): 1-12
  • Lobón-Rovira J, Vaz Pinto P, S. Becker F, Tolley KA, Measey J, Bennet B, Boon B, de Sá S, Conradie W 2022. An updated herpetofaunal species inventory of Iona National Park in southwestern Angola. Check List 18(2): 289-321 - get paper here
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Mausfeld,P.; Vences, M. Schmitz, A. & Veith, M. 2000. First data on the molecular phylogeography of scincid lizards of the genus Mabuya. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 17 (1): 11-14 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1862. Übersicht einiger von dem , durch seine afrikanische Sprachforschungen, rühmlichst bekannten, Hrn. Missionär C.H. Hahn bei Neu-Barmen, im Hererolande, and der Westküste von Afrika, im 21˚ südl. Br. gesammelten Amphibien, nebst Beschreibungen der neue Monatsber. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1862: 15-26 - get paper here
  • SALES-NUNES, PEDRO M.; ANTOINE FOUQUET, FELIPE F. CURCIO, PHILIPPE J. R. KOK and MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES 2012. Cryptic species in Iphisa elegans Gray, 1851 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) revealed by hemipenial morphology and molecular data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 361–376 October 2012 Volume 166, Issue 2, 361-376 - get paper here
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2020. Reptiles of Namibia. Kuiseb Publishers, Windhoek, Namibia, 271 pp.
  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1919. Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the Collection of the American Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part I: turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and chamaeleons. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 39 (2): 385-624 - get paper here
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