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Isopachys roulei (ANGEL, 1920)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chonburi Snake Skink
G: Chonburi-Schlangenskink 
SynonymTyphloseps roulei ANGEL 1920: 4
Ophioscincus roulei — SMITH 1935: 335
Rhodona roulei — SMITH 1937: 231
Ophioscincus roulei — TAYLOR 1963: 1057
Isopachys roulei — BRYGOO 1985: 94
Isopachys roulei — LANG & BÖHME 1990 

Type locality: “Siam”  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1883.0298 and MNHN-RA 1883.0299 
CommentSynonymy: Listed as Isopachys roulei HEYER 1972 (!) by Frank & Ramus 1995.

Limb morphology: Limbless.

Distribution: map in LANG & BÖHME 1990. 
  • Angel, F. 1920. Sur un Saurien nouveau de la famille des Ophiopsisepidés. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 1920: 4-6 - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • 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
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