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Leptoseps osellai (BÖHME, 1981)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Osella’s Skink
G: Osellas Skink 
SynonymLarutia osellai BÖHME 1981
Leptoseps osellai — GREER 1997
Leptoseps osellai — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 26
Leptoseps osellai — DAREVSKY & ORLOV 2005 

Type locality: Thailand: Chiang Mai prov.: Mea Kuong. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MSNVR 35 (Mus. Civ. St. Nat. Verona. C.E.), leg. G. Osella, 16.1.1980. 
CommentAbundance: probably rare; only known from 2 specimens (Darevsky & Orlov 2005). 
Etymologynamed after Dr. Giuseppe Osella, the collector of the type locality. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Darevsky, I.S. & Orlov, N.L. 2005. New species of limb-reduced lygosomine skink genus Leptoseps GREER, 1997 (Sauria, Scincidae) from Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 12 (1): 65-68 - get paper here
  • Greer, A. E. 1997. Leptoseps: A new genus of scincid lizards from Southeast Asia. Journal of Herpetology 31 (3): 393-398 - get paper here
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