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Trachylepis wingati (WERNER, 1908)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Wingate’s Skink 
SynonymMabuia wingati WERNER 1908
Euprepis wingati — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Trachylepis wingati — BAUER 2003
Mabuya wingatii — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 406
Trachylepis (Mabuya) wingatii — KIRSCHEY 2016 
DistributionSE Sudan, Ethiopia

Type locality: “Khor Attar” [= Khawr ‘Aţār (near Malakal), Sudan]  
TypesSyntypes: NMW 16685 (male), Khor Attar, Sudan, collected F. Werner, 11.ii.1905; 33147 (previously ZIUW #199) (female), Khor Attar, Sudan, collected F. Werner. 
Etymologynamed after General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate (1861-1953), an army officer and first British Governor of Sudan (1899-1916). He was commissioned in the artillery (1860) and assigned to the Egyptian army (1883). He became Director of Egyptian Military Intelligence (1889). He fought several battles against the forces of al-Madhi the nationalist 'rebel' and he defeated and killed his successor (1899). He became British High Commissioner for Egypt (1917). He freed Father Joseph Ohrwalder and others held captive by Mahdi forces and translated his narrative into English - Ten Years Captivity in the Mahdi's camp 1882-1892 from the original manuscript of Father Joseph Ohrwalder (1892). 
  • Bauer, A.M. 2003. On the identity of Lacerta punctata Linnaeus, 1758, the type species of the genus Euprepis Wagler, 1830, and the generic assignment of Afro-Malagasy skinks. African Journal of Herpetology 52:1-7. - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Kirschey, Tom 2016. Assessment of herpetofauna (Amphibia, Reptilia) in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve. NABU, 25 pp. - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • MAUSFELD, Patrick & Andreas SCHMITZ 2003. Molecular phylogeography, intraspecific variation and speciation of the Asian scincid lizard genus Eutropis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Reptilia: Scincidae): taxonomic and biogeographic implications. Org. Divers. Evol. 3: 161–171 - 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
  • Tiedemann,F.; Häupl,M. & Grillitsch,H. 1994. Katalog der Typen der herpetologischen Sammlung nach dem Stand vom 1. Jänner 1994. Teil II: Reptilia. Kat. wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 10 (Vertebrata 4): 1-110
  • Werner, F. 1908. Ergebnisse der mit Subvention aus der Erbschaft Treitl unternommenen zoologischen Forschungsreise Dr. Franz Werner's nach nach dem Ägyptischen Sudan und Norduganda. XII. die Reptilien und Amphibien. [Mabuia mongallensis, Leptodira attarensis]. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 116 [1907]: 1823-1926 - get paper here
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