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Trachylepis chimbana (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chimba Skink, Chimban Mabuya 
SynonymMabuia chimbana BOULENGER 1887: 204
Mabuia chimbana BOCAGE 1895: 45
Mabuya chimbana
Euprepis chimbanus — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis chimbana — BAUER 2003
Trachylepis chimbana — SCHLEICHER 2020 
DistributionNW Namibia, SW Angola

Type locality: Rio Chimba, interior of Mossamedes  
TypesHolotype: lost, MB (also as MBL = Museu Bocage, Lison), lost due to fire that destroyed the collection in 1978, from Rio Chimba, interior of Mossamedes, collector not known. It is not known whether there was only a single type, although there is no variation expressed in the description. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Baptista NL, António T, Branch WR. 2019. The herpetofauna of Bicuar National Park and surroundings, southwestern Angola: a preliminary checklist. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [Special Section]: 96–130 (e203) - get paper here
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1895. Herpétologie d'Angola et du Congo. Lisbon: Imprimerie Nationale, i-xx, 203 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Haacke, W. D. 1997. Geographic distribution. Mabuya chimbana. African Herp News (26):34. - 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
  • 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)
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2020. Reptiles of Namibia. Kuiseb Publishers, Windhoek, Namibia, 271 pp.
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