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Dopasia ludovici (MOCQUARD, 1905)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Anguinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesLudovic’s Glass Lizard 
SynonymOphisaurus ludovici MOCQUARD 1905: 76 (fide ZHAO & ADLER 1993)
Ophisaurus ludovici — BOBROV 1995
Ophisaurus ludovici — BOBROV & SEMENOV 2008
Dopasia ludovici — NGUYEN et al. 2011 
DistributionN Vietnam (Cao Bang, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Vinh Phuc), S China (Sichuan)

Type locality: Bao Lac, Tonkin (now Cao Bang Province, northern Vietnam) (Brygoo 1987). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MNHN 1904.388 
CommentSynonymy: this species has previously been considered as a synonym of D. harti (e.g. by BRYGOO 1987). Revalidated by NGUYEN et al. 2011.

Diagnosis. Maximum SVL 195 mm; ear opening smaller than nostril or concealed; nasal separated from fron- tonasal by 2 (rarely 2/3) scales; dorsal scales strongly keeled; longitudinal scale rows between lateral folds 18–20; scales along lateral fold 88–102; vertebrae from atlas to remnants of hind leg bones 55–58; lateral sides dark brown with some saw-tooth pigmentation on dorsolateral region, weakly developed in posterior part of body; dark dorso- lateral stripe present on tail; ventrolateral stripe absent (Brygoo 1987; pers. obs.) (Figs. 3C, 3D, 6).

  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Bobrov, V. V. 1995. Checklist and bibliography of lizards of Vietnam. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (105): - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1987. Les types d'Anguidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 4e ser., 9, sect. A (Zool., BioI. & Ecol. anim.), (2), supplement, 3-20. - get paper here
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1905. SUR UNE COLLECTION DE REPTILES RECUEILLIE DANS LE HAUT-TONKIN, PAR M. LE DOCTEUR LOUIS VAILLANT. Bull. Soc. Philomat. Paris (9) 7: 317-322 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1905. Diagnoses de quelques espèces nouvelles de Reptiles. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris, 11:76-79 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG; WOLFGANG BÖHME, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, QUYET KHAC LE, KRISTIAN ROBERT PAHL, TANJA HAUS & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2011. Review of the genus Dopasia Gray, 1853 (Squamata: Anguidae) in the Indochina subregion. Zootaxa 2894: 58–68 - get paper here
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