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Lipinia quadrivittata (PETERS, 1867)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Four-striped Lipinia
G: Vierstreifenschlankskink 
SynonymLygosoma (Cophoscincus) quadrivittatum PETERS 1867: 19
Saiphos quadrivittatum — DE ROOIJ 1915: 271
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) quadrivittatum — SMITH 1937: 225
Saiphos quadrivittatum — TAYLOR 1963: 1053
Lipinia quadrivittata — GREER 1974: 11
Lipinia quadrivittata — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 85
Lipinia quadrivittatum — DAS 1996: 46
Lipinia quadrivittata — DAS & AUSTIN 2007 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo, Celebes), Sunda Region (Borneo), Philippine Islands (Palawan, Bohol), Sula Islands, S Thailand (Bukit Besar, Patani States), India

Type locality: “Mindanao” [Philippine Islands] Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 5694, CAS 64235, NMW 16655: 1-2 
CommentThe original type series consisted of only 3 specimens, therefore at least one of the putative syntypes doesn’t have type status (fide BAUER et al. 1995).

Populations of L. quadrivittata from Borneo have been described as L. inexpectata by DAS & AUSTIN (2007). 
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Brown, WC. & A.C. ALCALA 1980. Philippine Lizards of the family Scincidae. Silliman Univ. Nat. Sci., Dumaguete City, Mon., Ser. 2: i-xi + 1-246.
  • 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
  • Das, I. & Greer, A.E. 2002. Lipinia nitens (Peters, 1871): discovery of a second specimen and a redescription of the holotype. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 50 (2): 483-486
  • Greer,A.E. 1973. Two new lygosomine skinks from New Guinea with comments on the loss of the external ear in lygosomines and observations on previously described species. Breviora (406): 1-25 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1867. Herpetologische Notizen. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1867 (Januar): 13-37 - get paper here
  • Siler, Cameron D. and Rafe M. Brown 2010. Phylogeny-based Species Delimitation in Philippine Slender Skinks (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae: Brachymeles): Taxonomic Revision of Pentadactyl Species Groups and Description of Three New Species. Herpetological Monographs 24 (1): 1-54 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
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