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Dibamus montanus SMITH, 1921

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMountain Blind Skink 
SynonymDibamus montanus SMITH 1921: 431
Dibamus montanus — SMITH 1935: 363
Dibamus montanus — GREER 1985: 149
Dibamus montanus — DIAZ et al. 2004
Dibamus montanus — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus montanus — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionC Vietnam (only known from the type locality)

Type locality: Le Bosquet, Langbian Plateau, S. Annam  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.3.3 (designated by GREER 1985) 
Diagnosis 
CommentSome specimens formerly considered as being D. montanus have been described as D. kondaoensis by Honda et al. (2001).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains. 
References
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • 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., Nabhitabhata J., Ota H., Hikida T. 1997. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Thailand. Raffles Bull. Zool. 45 (2): 275-279. - 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
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • 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
  • Smith, M.A. 1921. New or little-known Reptiles and Batrachians from Southern Annam (Indochina). Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1921: 423-440 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
 
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