ⓘ Trachylepis tschudii

                                     

ⓘ 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 mainly brown with dark and light spots, and white below. Snout-to-vent length of 83 mm 3.3 V. Some features of the scale, align it with Trachylepis for the corresponding American family Mabuyer.