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Isopachys gyldenstolpei LÖNNBERG, 1916

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Gyldenstolpe's Isopachys, Gyldenstolpe’s Snake Skink
G: Gyldenstolpes Schlangenskink 
SynonymIsopachys gyldenstolpei LÖNNBERG 1916
Ophioscincus gyldenstolpei — SMITH 1935: 335
Rhodona gyldenstolpei — SMITH 1937
Isopachys gyldenstolpei — TAYLOR 1963: 1061
Isopachys gyldenstolpei — TRAUTMANN 2006 

Type locality: mountainridge to the coast at Koh Lak Paa, Siamese malacca, (Prachuap Kirikan = Prachuap Khiri Khan province), peninsular Siam (= Thailand)  
TypesHolotype: NRM 1656 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless.

Distribution map in LANG & BÖHME 1990.

Type species: Isopachys gyldenstolpei LÖNNBERG 1916 is the type species of the genus Isopachys LÖNNBERG 1916. 
EtymologyNamed after Count Nils Gyldenstolpe (1886-1961), a zoologist and ornithologist who was attached to Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm (1914-1961). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Chan-ard, Tanya; Sunchai Makchai and Michael Cota 2011. Jarujinia: A New Genus of Lygosomine Lizard from Central Thailand, with a Description of One New Species. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 5 (1): 17-24 - get paper here
  • Heyer, W.R. 1972. A new limbless skink (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Thailand with comments on the generic status of the limbless skinks of southeast Asia. Fieldiana: Zoology 58 (10): 109-129 - 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.
  • Lönnberg, E. 1916. Zoological results of the Swedish zoological expeditions to Siam 1911-1912 and 1914. 2. Lizards. Kungl. Sven. Vet.-Akad. Handl. Stockholm 55 (4): 1-12 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
  • Trautmann, D. 2006. Isopachys gyldenstolpei LÖNNBERG. Sauria 28 (3): 2 - get paper here
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