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Isopachys borealis LANG & BÖHME, 1990

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lang's Isopachys 
SynonymIsopachys borealis LANG & BÖHME 1990
Isopachys borealis — CHUAYNKERN et al. 2015 
DistributionThailand (Kanchanaburi, Uthai-Thani), Myanmar (= Burma)

Type locality: Lan-Sak (80 m elevation), 20 km W of M. Uthai-Thani, Uthai-Thani Province, Thailand.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 45709 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless.

Distribution map in LANG & BÖHME 1990. 
Etymologynamed after the Greek noun “boreas” referring to the northernmost distribution of this species within the genus. 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Chuaynkern, Yodchaiy; Prateep Duengkae, Chantip Chuaynkern, Watchara Chitchamnong 2015. Isopachys borealis Lang & Böhme, 1990 (Squamata: Scincidae): New distribution record and map. Check List 11 (1): 1539 - get paper here
  • Greer, Allen E. 1997. Does the limbless Lygosomine skink Isopachys borealis really lack pectoral and pelvic girdles? Journal of Herpetology 31 (3): 461-462 - get paper here
  • Kunya, Kirati; Sumat Kamolnorranath, Tanya Chan-ard, Michael Cota and Sunchai Makchai 2011. Additional Locality of an Endemic Legless Skink, Isopachys roulei (Angel, 1920)(Squamata, Scincidae) from Northeastern Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 5(1): 89-93
  • Lang M. BÖHME W. 1990. Description and phylogenetic position of a new species of Isopachys from central Thailand and southern Burma/Myanmar (Squamata, Scincidae). BULLETIN DE L'INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE BIOLOGIE 60: 231-240.
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