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Dibamus dalaiensis NEANG, HOLDEN, EASTOE, SENG, ITH & GRISMER, 2011

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymDibamus dalaiensis NEANG, HOLDEN, EASTOE, SENG, ITH & GRISMER 2011
Dibamus dalaiensis — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionCambodia (Pursat)

Type locality: primary hill evergreen forest of Phnom Dalai in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, southwestern Cardamom Mountains, Pursat province, Cambodia at (12° 26' 26.091" N, 103° 4' 39.708" E), 1009 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 09777, adult male, collected by Thy Neang, Jeremy Holden, Toby Eastoe, Rathea Seng and Saveng Ith, 20 November 2009. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dibamus dalaiensis is differentiated from all other congeners by having the following combination of characters: maximum SVL of 127.6 mm; tail length 18–22% of SVL; labial and nasal sutures complete; rostral suture present but incomplete; rostral pad divided into two equal parts; a single postocular; three scales bordering the posterior edge of first infralabial; an enlarged, medial, sublabial scale; 20 midbody scale rows; 22 transverse scale rows just posterior to head; 20 transverse scale rows just anterior to vent; 185–209 ventral scales; 48–52 sub- caudal scales; relative size of frontal to frontanasal 1.4; and relative size of interparietal to surrounding scales 1.5. These characters are scored across all nominal species of Dibamus in Table 2 in NEANG et al. 2011. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet dalaiensis refers to the type locality of Phnom Dalai in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, southwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. 
  • KOPPETSCH, THORE; WOLFGANG BÖHME, ANDRÉ KOCH 2019. A new species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Pulau Manado Tua, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4555 (3): 331–345 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • NEANG, THY; JEREMY HOLDEN,TOBY EASTOE,RATHEA SENG,, SAVENG ITH & L. LEE GRISMER 2011. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, southwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Zootaxa 2828: 58–68 - get paper here
  • Quah, Evan S. H.; Shahrul Anuar M. S., L. Lee Grismer & Rupert Grassby-Lewis 2017. A new species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from a hill station in Peninsular Malaysia. RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY 65: 681–690 - get paper here
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