Trachylepis tschudii

Trachylepis tschudii

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Trachylepis tschudii

Trachylepis tschudii is an enigmatic skink, purportedly from Peru. First described in 1845 on the basis of a single specimen, it may be the same as the Noronha skink from Fernando de Noronha, off northeastern Brazil. T. tschudii represents one of two doubtful records of the otherwise African genus Trachylepis on mainland South America; the other is T. maculata from Guyana. The only specimen, the holotype, is mostly brownish above, with dark and light spots, and white below. The snout-to-vent length is 83 mm . Several features of the scales align it with Trachylepis over the related American genus Mabuya.

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1. Trachylepis tschudii Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trachylepis_tschudii

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