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Leptoseps poilani (BOURRET, 1937)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymSiaphos poilani BOURRET 1937
Saiphos poilani — BOBROV 1995
Leptoseps poilani — GREER 1997
Leptoseps poilani — NGUYEN et al. 2009 
DistributionVietnam (Dong-Tam-Ve)

Type locality: Dong Tam Ve, Cantral Annam (Central Truong Son Range, Vietnam)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1948.0061 (by monotypy), formerly Bourret collection S131, Dong-Tam-Ve, Vietnam, collected Mr. Poilane. Type unknown (fide Sang et al. 2009) 
CommentType species: Siaphos poilani BOURRET 1937 is the type species of the genus Leptoseps GREER 1997.

Scincella can be distinguished from Leptoseps by the number of digits on the hindlimbs: five versus four, respectively (Greer 1997).

Abundance: probably rare; only known from 2 specimens (Darevsky & Orlov 2005). 
EtymologyNamed after Eugene Poilane (1887-1964), a French botanist who was in Cochin-China (now a part of Vietnam) and neighboring areas of French Indochina from 1909 until he was assassinated by Viet Cong troops. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Bobrov, V. V. 1995. Checklist and bibliography of lizards of Vietnam. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (105): - get paper here
  • Bourret,R. 1937. Notes herpétologiques sur l’indochine française. XV. Lézards et serpents reçu au laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l’Université au cours de l’année 1937. Descriptions de deux espèces et de deux variétés nouvelles. Bulletin Générale de l’Instruction Publique 5. Gouvernement Généneral de l’Indochine, pp. 57-82
  • 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
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
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