Published April 7, 2021 | Version v1
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On the Status of Scelotes bourquini Broadley and Scelotes guentheri Boulenger (Sauria: Scincidae) from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


The relationship between S. bourquini Broadley 1994 and the presumed extinct species Scelotes guentheri Boulenger 1887 from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is re- examined using data from the holotypes of both species as well as additional material of S. bourquini. Historical records provide a suggestion that the type locality of S. guentheri may be incorrect. The evidence presented indicates that S. guentheri is actually still extant and that S. bourquini is conspecific and a junior synonym.


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