Trachylepis margaritifer (Peters, 1854),

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

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9DA068DA-B881-4091-99FE-252D31DDC7D1

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Trachylepis margaritifer (Peters, 1854)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Scincidae

Trachylepis margaritifer (Peters, 1854) 

Material

Mt. M’pàluwé ( PEM R21226, female, 97.1 mm SVL; PEM R21227, female, 101.7 mm SVL).

Comments

Two adult females were collected from the Oasis Water Camp running among outbuildings and on rocky slopes. Broadley and Bauer (1998) recorded this species from a handful of records from the northern Mozambique, presumably based on records collected by Blake (1965). Our record from Mt. M’pàluwé just fills in the gap between Blake’s (1965) Morrumbala and Nampula records. Portik et al. (2013a) also recorded this species from Lichinga further north and Branch et al. (2005) recorded them from Niassa Game Reserve.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Scincidae

Genus

Trachylepis