Ichnotropis Peters 1854

Edwards, Shelley, Branch, William R., Vanhooydonck, Bieke, Herrel, Anthony, Measey, G. John & Tolley, Krystal A., 2013, Taxonomic adjustments in the systematics of the southern African lacertid lizards (Sauria: Lacertidae), Zootaxa 3669 (2), pp. 101-114: 110

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3669.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4A8C9C02-DE18-47B8-8CB7-7F90B89B16AD

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6160997

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ichnotropis Peters 1854
status

 

Ichnotropis Peters 1854   .

Type species. Ichnotropis macrolepidota (Peters 1854)   ; = I. capensis (Smith 1838)  

Content. Uetz (2012) recognizes six species (excluding squamulosus   ): Ichnotropis bivittata Bocage 1866   , Ichnotropis capensis (A. Smith 1838)   , Ichnotropis chapini Schmidt 1919   , Ichnotropis grandiceps Broadley 1967   , Ichnotropis microlepidota Marx 1956   , Ichnotropis tanganicana Boulenger 1917   .

Characterization and diagnosis. The monophyly of the genus Ichnotropis   remains to be established with complete taxon sampling of the referred species. The removal of M. squamulosus   from Ichnotropis   does not significantly alter the diagnosis for the genus given in FitzSimons (1943), as morphological variation within the remaining species still incorporates that of M. squamulosus   .

Remark. No modern revision of the genus has been undertaken, and the status of a number of taxa remains equivocal, e.g. Ichnotropis bivittata pallida Laurent 1964   ; Ichnotropis capensis nigrescens Laurent 1952   ; Ichnotropis microlepidota Marx 1956   , and the generic assignment of many requires molecular confirmation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Lacertidae