Description of a new skink of the Central African Republic (Lacertilia : Mabuya pendeana)

Citation
I. Ineich et L. Chirio, Description of a new skink of the Central African Republic (Lacertilia : Mabuya pendeana), B S ZOOL FR, 125(3), 2000, pp. 197-204
Citations number
8
Language
FRANCESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences
Journal title
BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE ZOOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE
ISSN journal
0037-962X → ACNP
Volume
125
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
197 - 204
Database
ISI
SICI code
0037-962X(2000)125:3<197:DOANSO>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
Important recent herpetological prospections on the whole Central African R epublic allowed the collection of nearly 6000 reptiles, all deposited in th e Paris Natural History Museum collections, including several species refer able to the genus Mabuya and new far science. One of these, originating fro m the Pende area, at the northwestern edge of the country, slightly resembl es the syntopic Mabuya quinquetaeniata scharica and Mabuya sulcata of South Africa. Several scalation characters and coloration allow nevertheless to distinguish them easily. We describe it as a new species : Mabuya pendeana.