n African Journal of Herpetology - A review of the genus in southeastern Africa (Sauria : Scincidae) : original article

Volume 49, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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The taxonomy of twenty-one evolutionary species of from southeastern Africa is reviewed, using the general lineage concept and several diagnostic characters not previously used for this genus. This has resulted in two insular populations, Broadley and Boettger (Pemba Island), being recognised as full species rather than subspecies of (Gray). In addition, Bocage is given specific status, and in the complex the "subspecies" (A. Smith), (Peters) and Mertens are recognised as distinct species and Loveridge is revived from synonymy.

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