Trachylepis maculilabris (Gray, 1845),

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 171

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.9948

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/484CFD4D-D40B-52E0-92F1-459C5BC04961

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scientific name

Trachylepis maculilabris (Gray, 1845)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Scincidae

Trachylepis maculilabris (Gray, 1845) 

Material

Mt. Mabu ( PEM R21150, female, 88.6 mm SVL).

Comments

One adult female was collected from a transition woodland. Branch et al. (2005) were the first to record this species from northern Mozambique and indicate, based on material used from coastal northern Mozambique ( Carranza et al. 2001) towards the presence of a cryptic species in the north of Mozambique. Our record is the first for Mt. Mabu and fills a large gap between the northern (Lipumbulo floodplain) and the Zambezi Valley records. Records from north of the Zambezi remains scattered to only a handful of records, e.g. Lipumbulo floodplain, Moebase, and Moma (Branch et al. 2005).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Scincidae

Genus

Trachylepis