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Dasia vittata (EDELING, 1865)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Borneo Skink, Striped Tree Skink
G: Gestreifter Baumskink, Borneo-Baumskink 
SynonymApterygodon vittatum EDELING 1865: 201
Euprepes (Tiliqua) praeornatus PETERS 1871: 571
Lygosoma vittatum — BOULENGER 1887
Lygosoma vittatum — SHELFORD 1901: 54
Dasia vittata — SMITH 1937: 226
Dasia vittata — MANTHEY & DENZER 1982
Apterygodon vittatum — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 257
Apterygodon vittatum — HONDA et al. 1999
Apterygodon vittatum — MALKMUS et al. 2002: 270
Apterygodon vittatus — BAUER et al. 2003
Dasia vittata — MAUSFELD & SCHMITZ 2003
Dasia vittatum — AULIYA 2006 
DistributionIndonesia, Malaysia (Borneo, Sarawak, Sabah), Brunei

Type locality: Bandjermasin, Bornéo [= Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan]  
TypesHolotype: unlocated
Holotype: ZMB 7143 [Euprepes (Tiliqua) praeornatus] 

Type species: Apterygodon vittatum EDELING 1865 is the type species of the genus Apterygodon EDELING 1865.

A summary of diagnostic features of the genus is provided by DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1994. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “vittatus” for ribbon, or decorated by a ribbon, referring to the stripes on the head and neck of the species. 
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