Lipinia nitens (Peters, 1871): Discovery of a second specimen and a redescription of the holotype

Das, I. and Greer, Allen E. (2002) Lipinia nitens (Peters, 1871): Discovery of a second specimen and a redescription of the holotype. The Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology, 50 (2). pp. 483-485. ISSN 2345-7600

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Abstract

The rare Bornean skink, Lygosoma nitens Peters (1871), previously known only from the holotype of unknown provenance in Sarawak, is reviewed on the basis of the type and a new specimen from Gunung Pueh, western Sarawak. The species is redescribed and allocated to the genus Lipinia. Lipinia nitens lacks an external ear opening, having in its place a scaly dimple; only six supralabials, with the fourth subocular; longitudinal scale rows at midbody 22; a distinct colour pattern, with dark paravertebral and lateral stripes, especially on the anterior of the trunk.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ygosoma nitens, Lipinia nitens, systematics, Sarawak, Gunung Pueh, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 00:53
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 00:53
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11898

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