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Trachylepis wahlbergii (PETERS, 1870)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Wahlberg’s Striped Skink
G: Wahlbergs Streifenskink 
SynonymEuprepes Wahlbergii PETERS 1870: 661
Mabuya ellenbergeri CHABANAUD 1917: 219
Mabuya striata FITZSIMONS 1943: 229 (part; not PETERS)
Mabuya striata ellenbergeri — LOVERIDGE 1953: 202
Mabuya striata striata — MERTENS 1955: 79 (not PETERS)
Mabuya striata wahlbergi — BROADLEY 1971: 55
Mabuya striata wahlbergii — AUERBACH 1987: 108
Mabuya striata wahlbergii — BROADLEY 1991: 523
Mabuya wahlbergi — BRANCH 1993: 74
Mabuya striata wahlbergii — BAUER et al. 1995: 63
Mabuya wahlbergi — HAAGNER et al. 2000
Mabuya wahlbergi — BROADLEY 2000
Trachylepis striata wahlbergii — KLITSCHER 2014
Trachylepis striata wahlbergi — SCHLEICHER 2015: 115
Trachylepis wahlbergii — MARQUES et al. 2018: 270 
DistributionS Angola, N Namibia, N Botswana, Zambia, N and W Zimbabwe, W Mozambique (Zambezi valley upstream from Tete).

Type locality: Damaraland [Namibia], by implication  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 6155, Damaraland, collected J.A. Wahlberg. Designated (by inference of holotype) by Boulenger (1887) - see Bauer et al. (2003) for discussion. 
CommentFollowing Broadley (2000) T. striata and T. wahlbergii are considered as two different species. However, in a recent paper by Castiglia et al. (2006) molecular and karyological evidences suggest the conspecifity of the two taxa. 
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Bittencourt-Silva GB. 2019. Herpetological survey of western Zambia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [Special Section]: 1-28 (e181) - get paper here
  • Branch, William R.; Pedro Vaz Pinto, Ninda Baptista, and Werner Conradie 2019. The Reptiles of Angola: History, Diversity, Endemism and Hotspots. Chapter 13 in: B. J. Huntley et al. (eds.), Biodiversity of Angola. Springer Verlag, pp. 283-334 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1991. The Herpetofauna of Northern Mwinilunga Distr., Northw. Zambia. Arnoldia Zimbabwe 9 (37): 519-538
  • 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
  • Chabanaud, P. 1917. Descriptions de trois espéces nouvelles de Reptilies de l'Afrique. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat. Paris 23: 219-225 - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • Haagner,G.V.; Branch,W.R. & Haagner,A.J.F. 2000. Notes on a collection of reptiles from Zambia and adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Annals of the Eastern Cape Museum 1: 1 – 25
  • Klitscher, Tom. 2014. Herpetologische Beobachtungen in Sambia, Simbabwe, Malawi und Tansania. Sauria 36 (1): 3-8 - 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)
  • Mertens,R. 1955. Die Amphibien und Reptilien Südwestafrikas. Aus den Ergebnissen einer im Jahre 1952 ausgeführten Reise. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 490: 1-172 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1870. Förtekning pa de af J. Wahlberg i Damaralandet insamlade Reptilierna. Oefversigt Kongl.Vet. Akad. Förhandl. 26 (7): 657-662
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2020. Reptiles of Namibia. Kuiseb Publishers, Windhoek, Namibia, 271 pp.
  • Weinell, J. L., Branch, W. R., Colston, T. J., Jackman, T. R., Kuhn, A., Conradie, W., & Bauer, A. M. 2019. A species-level phylogeny of Trachylepis (Scincidae: Mabuyinae) provides insight into their reproductive mode evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
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