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Dibamus leucurus (BLEEKER, 1860)

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWhite Blind Skink 
SynonymTyphlina leucurus BLEEKER 1860: 328
Dibamus argenteus TAYLOR 1915
Dibamus argenteus — TAYLOR 1922: 261
Dibamus leucurus — GREER 1985: 148
Dibamus leucurus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 205
Dibamus leucurus — DIAZ et al. 2004
Dibamus leucurus — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus cf. leucurus — SANGUILA et al. 2016
Dibamus leucurus — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionIndonesia (Poeloe Weh = Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Borneo),
Malaysia (Sarawak)
SE Philippines (Camiguin I. Siquijor I. and E Mindanao)

Type locality: Agam, Sumatra, Sumatera Barat Province.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 63.12.4.29 
Diagnosis 
CommentErroneously reported from the Nicobar Islands (DAS 1999). 
Etymology 
References
  • Bleeker, P. 1860. Reptilien van Agam. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indie, Batavia, 20: 325-329 - get paper here
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • Das, I. 1999. Biogeography of the amphibians and reptiles of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. In: Ota,H. (ed) Tropical Island herpetofauna..., Elsevier, pp. 43-77 - get paper here
  • Das, I. & Yaakob, N. 2007. Status of knowledge of the Malaysian herpetofauna. In Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. in: L. S. L. Chua, L. G. Kirton & L. G. Saw (eds.), Status of biological diversity in Malaysia & threat assessment of plant species in Malaysia. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, pp. 31-81
  • DAS, INDRANEIL & KELVIN K. P. LIM. 2009. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Pulau Simeuleu, Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2088: 15-23 - get paper here
  • Diaz, R.E., M.T. Leong, L.L. Grismer & N.S. Yaakob 2004. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from West Malaysia. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 1-7 - get paper here
  • Greer,A. E. 1985. The relationships of the lizard genera Anelytropsis and Dibamus. Journal of Herpetology 19 (1): 116-156 - get paper here
  • Honda M., Ota H., Hikida, T. & Darevsky, I.S. 2001. A new species of the worm-like lizard, Dibamus Duméril & Bibron 1839 (Squamata Dibamidae), from Vietnam. Tropical Zoology 14: 119-125 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - 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
  • Sanguila MB, Cobb KA, Siler CD, Diesmos AC, Alcala AC, Brown RM 2016. The amphibians and reptiles of Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, II: the herpetofauna of northeast Mindanao and adjacent islands. ZooKeys 624: 1–132, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.624.9814 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1915. New species of Philippine lizards. Philip. J. Sci. 10: 89-109
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
 
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