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Larutia larutensis (BOULENGER, 1900)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Black Larut Skink, Larut Hills Larut Skink
G: Schwarzer Larutskink 
SynonymLygosoma larutense BOULENGER 1900
Lygosoma larutense — SMEDLEY 1931: 112
Lygosoma larutense — SMITH 1937: 221
Larutia larutensis — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 264
Larutia larutensis — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 136
Larutia larutensis — GRISMER 2011
Larutia larutense — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Perak, Kedah)

Type locality: Maxwell’s Hill, Larut, 3000 feet elevation [Perak, West Malaysia]  
Reproductionoviparous 
Types 
CommentLimbs reduced with only 2 toes.

Type species: Lygosoma larutense BOULENGER 1900 is the type species of the genus Larutia BÖHME 1981.

Type: not in BMNH (P. Campbell, pers. comm., 7 July 2014). 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY (genus): The name Larutia (being feminine) is a tautonymy corresponding to the oldest available species name (larutensis) designated as the type species. It is derived from the Larut province, Malaysia. 
References
  • Böhme,W. 1981. A new lygosomine skink from Thailand (Reptilia: Scincidae) [Larutia osellai]. BOLLETTINO DEL MUSEO CIVICO DI STORIA NATURALE DI VERONA 8: 375-382
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1900. Description of new reptiles from Perak, Malay Peninsula. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 7 Ser. 5: 306-308 - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, Tanya; Michael Cota, Sunchai Makchai and Suttinee Lhaotaew 2011. A New Species of Larutia (Squamata: Scincidae) Found in Peninsular Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 5 (1): 57-65
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - get paper here
  • Grismer, Jesse L.; Tzi Ming Leong, and Norsham S. Yaakob 2003. TWO NEW SOUTHEAST ASIAN [Sundaland?] SKINKS OF THE GENUS LARUTIA AND INTRAGENERIC PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS. Herpetologica 59 (4): 552–564 [554-566] - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Chan K. Onn, Jesse L. Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., and A. Norhayati 2010. A CHECKLIST OF THE HERPETOFAUNA OF THE BANJARAN BINTANG, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (2): 147-160 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; EVAN QUAH SENG HUAT, CAMERON D. SILER, CHAN, K. O., PERRY L. WOOD,<br />JR., JESSE L. GRISMER, SHAHRUL ANUAR MOHD SAH & NORHAYATI AHMAD 2011. Peninsular Malaysia’s first limbless lizard: a new species of skink of the genus Larutia (Böhme) from Pulau Pinang with a phylogeny of the genus. Zootaxa 2799: 29–40 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • Smedley, N. 1932. Amphibians and reptiles from the Cameron Highlands, Malay Peninsula. Bull. Raffles Mus. 6: 105 - 123 [1931] - 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
  • Sworder, G.H. 1933. Notes on some reptiles from the Malay Peninsula. Bull. Raffles Mus. No 8: 101-105
 
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