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Lipinia relicta (VINCIGUERRA, 1892)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Vinciguerra's Lipinia 
SynonymLygosoma (Siaphos) relictum VINCIGUERRA 1892: 524
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) relictum — SMITH 1937: 225
Cophoscincus relictus — CAPOCACCIA 1961: 100
Lipinia relicta — GREER 1974: 11
Lipinia relicta — DAS & GREER 2002
Lipinia relicta — DAS & AUSTIN 2007 
DistributionIndonesia (Mentawai Archipelago), Sunda Region (Java, islands off west coast of Sumatra)

Type locality: Engano Island (”Bua Bua”)  
TypesLectotype: MSNG 31287, collected E. Modigliani, 1891. Designation by Capocaccio (1961). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: SVL to 56 mm; 18 lamellae under toe IV; tail thick; a light vertebral stripe present and labials with a small white spot (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
CommentNot listed in BROWN & ALCALA 1980. Has been (erroneously?) reported from the Philippines. 
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1942. Notes on scincid lizards. Zoologische Mededelingen 24: 125-152 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Capocaccia, L. 1961. Catalogo dei tipi di Rettili del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova [MSNG]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Giacomo Doria 72: 86-111 - 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
  • 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 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
  • Vinciguerra, D. 1892. Rettili e batraci di Engano. Ann. Mus. civ. stor. nat. Genova, 2. Ser. 7 (32): 517-526. - get paper here
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