SCINCIDAE,

Krysko, Kenneth L., Somma, Louis A., Rochford, Michael R., Gillette, Christopher R, Enge, Kevin M. & Cueva, Daniel, 2012, Taxonomic corrections of certain verified non-indigenous reptiles from Florida reported by Krysko et al. (2011), Zootaxa 3199, pp. 66-68: 67

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.211866

persistent identifier

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Plazi

scientific name

SCINCIDAE
status

 

SCINCIDAE 

UF 153513View Materials (Fig. 62 in Krysko et al. 2011; MorphoBank M 88653View Materials) was reported as the Fire Skink, Lepidothyris fernandi ( Burton 1836)  . However, W. Böhme and P. Wagner (personal communication) reidentified this photographic voucher as the Fire-sided Skink, Trachylepis perrotetii ( Duméril and Bibron 1839)  , a morphologically similar species indigenous to a broad region extending from Senegal eastward to along the southern-facing coast of western Africa, into central Africa as far east as the northern Congo Republic ( Schmidt 1919; Welch 1982). Gibbons et al. (2009) hypothesized that T. perrotetii  would be introduced to Florida via the pet trade; however, they erroneously provided a photograph of L. fernandi  as an illustration for T. perrotetii  , thus illustrating the difficulty in distinguishing these two morphologically similar species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Scincidae