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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Rough-scaled Sun Skink
G: Nicobaren-Mabuye, Grobschuppiger Sonnenskink 
SynonymTiliqua rugifera STOLICZKA 1870: 107 or 170
Euprepes (Tiliqua) percarinatus PETERS 1871: 571
Euprepes (Tiliqua) percarinatus var. borneensis PETERS 1871: 572
Tiliqua percarinata var. borneensis — FISCHER 1885: 3
Mabuia rugifera — BOULENGER 1887: 184
Mabuia quinquecarinata WERNER 1896: 12 (fide SMITH 1935, TAYLOR 1963)
Mabuia rubricollis BARTLETT 1895: 87 (fide DE ROOIJ 1915: 160)
Mabuia quinquecarinata — DE ROOIJ 1915: 159
Mabuya rugifera — DE ROOIJ 1915: 160
Mabuya rugifera — DAMMERMAN 1929
Mabuya rugifera — SMITH 1935: 273
Mabuya rugifera — TAYLOR 1963: 947
Dasamia rugifera — HORTON 1973
Dasamia rugifera — DAS 1996: 45
Mabuya rugifera — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 273
Mabuya rugifera — COX et al. 1998: 111
Mabuya rugifera — GREER & NUSSBAUM 2000
Eutropis rugifera — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Mabuya rugifera — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Mabuya rugifera — DAS 2004
Eutropis rugifera — GRISMER 2011
Eutropis rugifera (?) — ONN et al. 2010
Eutropis rugifera — GRISMER & QUAH 2019 
DistributionIndia, S Thailand, Yala, Satun,
West Malaysia (Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Pahang, Selangor), Singapore,
Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Pulau Nias, Mentawai Islands, Java, Bali)
Philippine islands (Mindanao: Zamboanga Peninsula)

Type locality: Camorta, Nicobars

Euprepes percarinatus: type locality: Malang, East Java
Mabuia rubricollis: type locality: Kuching, Borneo
Mabuia quinquecarinata: type locality: Sumatra  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 2350 (apparently the single type mentioned by STOLICZKA 1870); the BMNH online catalogue lists BMNH 1946.8.18.22-24 as “types” without further details.
Syntypes: MSNG 28107 [borneensis] 
CommentDistribution: see map in Karin et al. 2017 (Fig. 1). The population from Mindanao is genetically divergent and may represent a different species ( Karin et al. 2017). Not listed as such by DAS 1996 (Biogeogr. SE-Asia). Has been reported from the Nicobar Islands but not listed by DAS 1999.

Animals from Bali lack the typical 5-7 longitudinal lines and are uniform brown dorsally and laterally. 
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