Trachylepis capensis

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Trachylepis capensis


Taxonavigation: Scincoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Genus: Trachylepis
Species: Trachylepis capensis


Trachylepis capensis (Gray, 1831)

  • Syntypes: BMNH XV.112.g.
  • Type locality: “Cape [=Cape of Good Hope]”, South Africa.


  • Tiliqua capensis Gray, 1831: 68 [orginal combination]
  • Mabuya capensisFitzSimons, 1943: 217 [subsequent combination]
  • Trachylepis capensisBauer, 2003: 5 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Gray, J.E. 1831. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. In: Griffith, E & Pidgeon, E.. The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed. Volume the ninth. The class Reptilia arranged by the Baron Cuvier, with specific descriptions. Whittaker, Treacher and Co.: London. 110 pp. (Appendix) BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cape Three-lined Skink
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