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Lipinia surda (BOULENGER, 1900)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Malaysian Striped Skink 
SynonymLygosoma surdum BOULENGER 1900
Lipinia surda — LIM & LIM 1999
Lipinia surda — DAS & AUSTIN 2007
Lipinia surda — GRISMER 2011: 604
Lipinia surda — GRISMER & QUAH 2019 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Perlis, Selangor, Pulau Tioman), Thailand

Type locality: “Sungai Buloh River” and “Kuala Lumpur”, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia.  
TypesSyntype: BMNH 1946.8.16.52 (formerly, Sungei Buloh River, Selangor, collected A.L. Butler, x.1898. Whereabouts of second syntype, from Kuala Lumpur, collected A.L. Butler, xiii.1899, unknown (possibly in Selangor Museum). 
CommentStatus unclear fide MANTHEY & GROSSMANN (1997).

supralabial IV and V contact orbit of eye; preanals subequal to ventral scales; and dorsum uniform brown (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1900. Description of two new lizards from Selangor. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 333-334. - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - 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
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • 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 - get paper here
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 239 pp.
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Lim, K.K.P. & Ng, H.H. 1999. The terrestrial herpetofauna of Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. No. 6: 131-155 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Poyarkov Jr., N. A., Geissler, P., Gorin, V. A., Dunayev, E. A., Hartmann, T., Suwannapoom, C. 2019. Counting stripes: revision of the Lipinia vittigera complex (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) with description of two new species from Indochina. Zoological Research 40(5): 358-393 - get paper here
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