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On the taxonomic status of two enigmatic southern African fossorial skinks, Scelotes bicolor and S. schebeni

Author:
Bauer, Aaron M.
Source:
African journal of herpetology 2016 v.65 no.1 pp. 33-38
ISSN:
2153-3660
Subject:
Scincidae, fossils, type collections, Southern Africa
Abstract:
The nominal taxa Scelotes bicolor and Scelotes schebeni are known only from their respective type specimens, both now lost, and they have been regarded as species inquirendae . A review of available data confirms that earlier synonymisations with S. arenicola and Melanoseps occidentalis , respectively, are correct and that the type localities of both are in error.
Agid:
5192840