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Trachylepis pendeana (INEICH & CHIRIO, 2000)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymMabuya pendeana INEICH & CHIRIO 2000
Euprepis pendeanus — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Trachylepis pendeana — BAUER 2003
Trachylepis pendeanus — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006 
DistributionNW Central African Republic (Pendé area), probably in S Chad (L. Chirio, pers. comm.)

Type locality: at Pendé River (7°2'E, 16°4'N), Central African Republic.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1995.5606, adult female; paratypes: MNHN-RA 1992.4708, MNHN-RA 1995.5600-5606, MNHN-RA 1995.5608-5609 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - get paper here
  • Chirio, Laurent, Ivan Ineich, Andreas Schmitz and Matthew LeBreton. 2008. A new species of Trachylepis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Central African forests. African Journal of Herpetology 57(1):13-28 - get paper here
  • Ineich, I. & L. CHIRIO 2000. Description d'un nouveau scincidé de Republique Centrafricaine (Lacertilia: Mabuya pendeana). Bull. Soc. zool. Fr., 125 (3): 197-204
  • Ineich, I. & L. Chirio 2004. L'Archipel Afro-montagne et les affinités de son herpetofaune: description d'une espèce nouvelle indiquant des relations phylétiques entre le Camerun et l'Afrique de l'est (Lacertilia, Scincidae, genre Trachyleps. Bull. Soc. zool. Fr., 129(3): 317-331
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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