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Larutia nubisilvicola CHAN-ARD, COTA, MAKCHAI & LHAOTAEW, 2011

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLarutia nubisilvicola CHAN-ARD, COTA, MAKCHAI & LHAOTAEW 2011 
DistributionS Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat)

Type locality: Southern Thailand at San Yen, Khao Nan National Park, Noppitum District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, 08° 46’ N, 099° 31’ E, ca. 1,300 m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 11799 female.
Paratypes: THNHM 11797 female, THNHM 11798 male, THNHM 11800 female; collected by T. Chan-ard, M. Cota, S. Makchai & S. Lhaoteaw on 20 April 2007. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small species of Larutia. Mid-body scale row is 24. Possesses 4 supraoculars, 6 supralabials and 5 infralabials. The first infralabial is separate from, but appears as an extension of the mental. The postmental contacts the first and second infralabials as well as the first pair of chin shields. A single gular scale is present between the second pair of chin shields. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyLarutia nubisilvicola is named as an inhabitant of the cloud forest, where it is found. 
References
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
 
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