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Lipinia leptosoma (BROWN & FEHLMANN, 1958)

IUCN Red List - Lipinia leptosoma - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Slender Lipinia 
SynonymAulacoplax leptosoma BROWN & FEHLMANN 1958: 3
Lipinia leptosoma — GREER 1974
Lipinia leptosoma — AUSTIN 1995
Lipinia leptosoma — DAS & AUSTIN 2007 
DistributionPalau Island (= Belau Islands)  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: CAS-SUR 20588 
Commentexternal ear opening pres- ent; 22–26 midbody scale rows; supralabial five in midorbital position; 7–10 lamellae under toe IV; and arboreal habits (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Austin C C 1995. Molecular and morphological evolution in South Pacific scincid lizards: morphological conservatism and phylogenetic relationships of Papuan Lipinia (Scincidae). Herpetologica 51 (3): 291-300 - get paper here
  • Austin, Christopher C. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships of Lipinia (Scincidae) from New Guinea based on DNA sequence variation from the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and Nuclear C-MOS genes. Hamadryad 23 (2): 93-102. - get paper here
  • Brown, W.C. & Fehlmann,A. 1958. A new genus and species of arboreal scincid lizard from the Palau Islands. Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ. (6): 1-7
  • Crombie, Ronald I. and Gregory K. Pregill 1999. A Checklist of the Herpetofauna of the Palau Islands (Republic of Belau), Oceania. Herpetological Monographs 13: 29-80 - get paper here
  • Das, I. & Austin, C.C. 2007. New Species of Lipinia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Borneo, Revealed by Molecular and Morphological Data. Journal of Herpetology 41 (1): 61 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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