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Dibamus vorisi DAS & LIM, 2003

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDibamus vorisi DAS & LIM 2003
Dibamus vorisi — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus vorisi — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo)

Type locality: lowland rainforests of Danum Valley, Lahad Datu District, Sabah, East Malaysia (Borneo).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 230187 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dibamus vorisi differs from all congeneric species in the following combination of characters: SVL to 90.1 mm; body relatively slender, body width 3.9% SVL, postoculars two; midbody scale rows 20; subcaudals 33 in a male, 11 in a female; frontonasal entire; nasal suture complete; labial suture absent; preanal pores absent; nuchal collar absent; pale body band situated in the anterior half of body, and a relatively short tail (14.2% SVL in a male; 6.1% SVL in a female) [from DAS & LIM 2003]. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Harold Knight Voris, curator at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • 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, I. & Lim, K.K.P. 2003. Two new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 51(1): 137-141 - 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
  • 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
  • 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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