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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Scincopus
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Scincopus

Tiger Skinks

Afrikanische Nachtskinke, Tigerskinke

Tigerskinker

1864 Scincopus Peters (type species: Scincus fasciatus Peters 1864)
1866 Otolepis Strauch (type species: Cyclodus brandtii Strauch 1866)
Contents: 2 species, of which 1 (50.0%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: N. Africa.
Reported from: Algeria, Chad, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, Tunisia.

Scincopus fasciatus

Banded Tiger Skink, Tiger Skink, Banded Skink, Geryville Skink, Night Skink, Tunisian Night Skink

Gebänderter Nachtskink

Båndet Tigerskink

1864 Scincus fasciatus Peters
Scincopus fasciatus Anderson 1898
1866 Cyclodus brandtii Strauch (Schleich, Kästle & Kabisch 1996)

Remarks: Although the species is likely to and was reported to occur in Egypt (e.g., Marx 1968; Papenfuss 1969), there is still no evidence of its presence in the country (Baha el Din 2006).
Distribution: Algeria, Chad, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, Tunisia.


Scincopus melanocephalus

Black-headed Tiger Skink

Schwarzkopf-Nachtskink

Sorthovedet Tigerskink

1981 Scincopus fasciatus melanocephalus Lanza & Corsi
Scincopus melanocephalus Böhme, Wilms, Nickel & Merz 2001

Distribution: Sudan.