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Dibamus seramensis GREER, 1985

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Seram Blind Skink 
SynonymDibamus seramensis GREER 1985
Dibamus seramensis — DIAZ et al. 2004
Dibamus seramensis — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus seramensis — QUAH et al. 2017
Dibamus seramensis — KLIUKIN et al. 2024 
DistributionN coast of Seram (Indonesia)

Type locality: Wahaai, Seram  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 7623 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Differs from all other dibamids in its large size (SVL = 203 mm vs a maximum SVL of 188 mm for the next largest species-celebensis) and higher number of midbody scale rows (33 vs a maximum of 30 for the species with the next highest number-celebensis) (Greer 1985: 150). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Das, I. & K.K.P. Lim 2005. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata,: Dibamidae) from Pulau Nias, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 39 (1): 113-117 - get paper here
  • 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
  • KLIUKIN, N. S., VAN NGUYEN, T. A. N., LE, S. X., BRAGIN, A. M., TRAN, T. T. V., GORIN, V. A., & POYARKOV, N. A. 2023. A new species of the genus Dibamus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from the driest and hottest place of Vietnam. Zootaxa 5380 (4): 301-320 - get paper here
  • KLIUKIN, NIKITA S.; ANDREY M. BRAGIN; TAN VAN NGUYEN; SON XUAN LE; TIN TRONG VO TRAN; VLADISLAV A. GORIN & NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV 2024. Another new species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam Zootaxa 5406 (1): 087–104
  • 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
  • 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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