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Trachylepis lacertiformis (PETERS, 1854)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bronze Rock Skink 
SynonymEuprepes lacertiformes PETERS 1854: 618
Mabuya damarana FITZSIMONS 1943: 224 (not PETERS) (part.)
Mabuya lacertiformis — LOVERIDGE 1953: 201
Mabuya damarana rhodesiana BROADLEY 1960: 435
Mabuya longiloba rhodesiana — BROADLEY 1962
Mabuya lacertiformis — GREER et al. 2000
Euprepis lacertiformis — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis lacertiformis — BAUER 2003
Trachylepis cf. lacertiformis — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionE Zimbabwe (Lower Zambezi River valley), SW Angola (isolated population), S Lake Malawi, Mozambique (Tete district).

Type locality: “Tette” [Mozambique]; “Boror [considered to be in error for Tete, Mozambique] fide BROADLEY 2000.  
TypesSyntypes: lost, formerly ZMB 5523 (4 specimens). Lost fide Bauer et al. (2003). 
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Broadley, D. G. 1974. A review of the Mabuya lacertiformis complex in southern Africa. Arnoldia (Rhodesia) (ser. 7) 18: 1-16
  • Broadley, D.G. 1960. Sauria, Scincidae: Mabuya damarana rhodesiana. Occ. Pap. Natn. Mus. S. Rhod. (Ser. B.) 3: 435-436
  • Broadley, D.G. 1960. Sauria, Cordylidae: Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus anselli n. subsp. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 24 (B): 433-434
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • Broadley, D.G. 2000. A review of the genus Mabuya in southeastern Africa (Sauria: Scincidae). African Journal of Herpetology, 49 (2): 87-110 - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1953. Zoological Results of a fifth expedition to East Africa. III. Reptiles from Nyasaland and Tete. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 110 (3): 142-322. - 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)
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1854. Diagnosen neuer Batrachier, welche zusammen mit der früher (24. Juli und 17. August) gegebenen Übersicht der Schlangen und Eidechsen mitgetheilt werden. Ber. Bekanntmach. Geeignet. Verhandl. Königl.-Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1854: 614-628
  • Weinell, J.L., Bauer, A.M. 2017. Systematics and phylogeography of the widely distributed African skink Trachylepis varia species complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
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