Larutia nubisilvicola CHAN-ARD, COTA, MAKCHAI & LHAOTAEW, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Larutia nubisilvicola?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Larutia nubisilvicola CHAN-ARD, COTA, MAKCHAI & LHAOTAEW 2011|
|Distribution||S 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.
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: 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.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Larutia nubisilvicola is named as an inhabitant of the cloud forest, where it is found.|