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Dibamus smithi GREER, 1985

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSmith's Blind Skink 
SynonymDibamus smithi GREER 1985
Dibamus smithi — DIAZ et al. 2004
Dibamus smithi — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus smithi — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionC Vietnam

Type locality: Daban, Langbian Plateau, Vietnam, elevation 1212-1515 m.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.21.27 
CommentSome specimens formerly considered as being D. smithi have been described as D. kondaoensis by Honda et al. (2001). 
EtymologyNamed after Malcolm A. Smith (1875-1958), British physician and herpetologist. See Tennison et al. 1959 for a biography and bibliography. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Tenison, W. P. C., A. d'A Bellairs and R. H. Ahrenfeldt. 1959. Obituary: Dr. Malcolm Arthur Smith F.L.S., F.Z.S.; Malcolm Smith's contribution to herpetology; and Bibliography of the works of Malcolm Arthur Smith. British Journal of Herpetology. 2 (8): 136-142
 
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