Holaspis laevis Werner, 1895,

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

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scientific name

Holaspis laevis Werner, 1895
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Lacertidae

Holaspis laevis Werner, 1895 

Material

Mt. Mabu ( PEM R21145, male, 48.8 mm SVL; PEM R21146, male, 48.0 mm SVL).

Comments

Found on tree trunks in transitional miombo woodland at lower slopes (Fig. 4E). This secretive species is only known from Amatongas, in central Mozambique ( Cotts 1934) and numerous unpublished records from other localities in Mozambique: Marromeu area (Branch pers. obs. in Branch 2000), Moebase (Branch pers. obs. in Branch 2000), Cavalo near Gorongosa Mountain (Broadley pers. obs in Branch 2000), Dondo Inhamitanga Forests (Broadley pers. obs. in Branch 2000), Quiterajo (Conradie pers. obs.), Italthai (Verburgt pers. obs.), and Palma (Verburgt pers. obs.). It has also been recorded from southern Malawi from the Ruo River Gorge ( Branch and Cunningham 2006).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Lacertidae

Genus

Holaspis