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Trachylepis dichroma GÜNTHER, WHITING & BAUER, 2005

IUCN Red List - Trachylepis dichroma - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Two-coloured skink 
SynonymTrachylepis dichroma GÜNTHER, WHITING & BAUER 2005
Trachylepis dichroma — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 138 
DistributionKenya, Tanzania

Type locality: unknown but thought to be from Dodoma in central Tanzania.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 67016, purchased from a pet shop in Berlin. Paratypes: ZFMK 71721, subadult female, ZMB 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: SVL of adults 100-120 mm, midbody scale rows 36-38, number of paravertebral scales 52-57 and two keels on dorsal and lateral scales. 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • BRANCH, W. R. & KILPIN, A. & BERADUCCI, J. 2007. Trachylepis dichroma GÜNTHER, WHITING & BAUER, 2005: additional Tanzanian material and restriction of the type locality [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 20 - get paper here
  • Günther, Rainer, Alison S. Whiting and Aaron M. Bauer 2005. Description of a new species of African skink of the genus Trachylepis (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae). Herpetozoa 18 (1-2): 11-24 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R., Metallinou, M., Pupin, F., Fasola, M. & Carranza, S. 2012. Forgotten in the ocean: systematics, biogeography and evolution of the Trachylepis skinks of the Socotra Archipelago. Zoologica Scripta - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Wasonga, Domnick Victor and Patrick K. Malonza 2006. Presence of Trachylepis dichroma Günther, Whiting and Bauer, 2005 (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) in Kenya. African Journal of Herpetology 55 (1): 75-78. - get paper here
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