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Lipinia sekayuensis GRISMER, ISMAIL, AWANG, RIZAL & AHMAD, 2014

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSekayu Striped Skink 
SynonymLipinia sekayuensis GRISMER, ISMAIL, AWANG, RIZAL & AHMAD 2014 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia

Type locality: Hutan Lipur Sekayu, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia (4°58.127 N, 102°57.433 E at 33 m elevation).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 11593, Adult male collected by Nur Afny Syazwany Abu Zarim on 30 March 2013 at 1200 hrs 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Lipinia sekayuensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other species of Lipinia by having the combination of an adult SVL of 42.3 mm; six supralabials; five infralabials; four supraoculars; prefrontals widely separated; two loreals; fused frontoparietals; lower eyelids bearing a large, transparent disc; 21 midbody scale rows; 56 paravertertebral scale rows; 65 ventral scale rows; enlarged, precloacal scales; 10 subdigital lamellae on the third finger; 11, 15, and seven lamellae on the third, fourth, and fifth toes, respectively; distal subdigital lamellae keeled; a median row of slightly enlarged, subcaudal scales; a generally unicolor, dark-brown dorsum bearing nine very faint, diffuse, darker stripes; and an external ear opening replaced by a scaly, auditory depression. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; LUKMAN H. B. ISMAIL, MUHAMMAD TAUFIK AWANG, <br />SYED A. RIZAL & AMIRRUDIN B. AHMAD 2014. A new species of lowland skink (genus Lipinia Gray, 1845) from northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3821 (4): 457–464
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. JR. WOOD, MUHAMMAD F. SYAFIQ, BAIZUL H. BADLI-SHAM, SYED A. RIZAL, AMIRRUDIN B. AHMAD, EVAN S. H. QUAH 2016. On the taxonomy and phylogeny of the skinks Lipinia sekayuensis Grismer, Ismail, Awang, Rizal, & Ahmad and Lipinia surda Boulenger from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 4147 (1): 059–066
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
 
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