Published February 24, 2020 | Version v1
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A New Species of Scelotes (Sauria: Scincidae) from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Description

An isolated new species of serpentiform dwarf burrowing skink closely related to Scelotes guentheri Boulenger 1887 and S. bourquini Broadley 1994, is described from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The current taxonomy of the genus in KwaZulu-Natal is considered. The relationship to these two related species as well as other species of Scelotes in the wider area is discussed.

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