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Dibamus taylori GREER, 1985

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTaylor's Blind Skink 
SynonymDibamus taylori GREER 1985: 151
Dibamus taylori — DIAZ et al. 2004
Dibamus taylori — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus taylori — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionProbably throughout the Lesser Sunda Islands from Lombok to Wetar (Indonesia)

Type locality: Waimangura, western Sumba, elevation 440 m.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMBA (= NHMB) 14777 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889-1978 [obituary in Herp Review 10 (2): 47; see also Borrell 2013 for further biographical notes] 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Borrell, B. 2013. The spy who loved frogs. Nature 501: 150-153 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Soes, M. 2007. Dibamus taylori bevestigd voor Nusa Penida, Indonesië. Lacerta 65 (3): 128-129 - get paper here
 
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