Lygosoma bampfyldei BARTLETT, 1895
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lygosoma bampfyldei?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Bampfylde’s Supple Skink|
G: Bampfyldes Laubskink
|Synonym||Lygosoma bampfyldei BARTLETT 1895|
Lygosoma (Riopa) schneideri WERNER 1900 (fide KRAMER 1979)
Lygosoma bampfyldii — BOULENGER 1912:93 (in part)
Lygosoma bampfyldei — DE ROOIJ 1915:263 (in part)
Lygosoma bampfyldii — SMITH 1930:36 (in part)
Riopa bampfyldei — SMITH 1937: 228
Mochlus bampfyledei — MITTLEMAN 1952:22.
Riopa bampfyldei — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 27
Riopa bampfyldei — MALKMUS et al. 2002: 281
Lygosoma bampfyldei — DAS & YAAKOB 2007
Lygosoma bampfyldei — GRISMER 2008
|Distribution||W Malaysia (Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak), Indonesia (Sumatra)|
Type locality: “Rejang River, Sarawak”, East Malaysia.
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19188.8.131.52 and BMNH 19184.108.40.206|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Lygosoma bampfyldei can be differentiated from all other Lygosoma by having the combination of relatively large (SVL = 110–119 mm) slender body (PEC/SVL = 0.12–0.13); seven supralabials; six or seven infralabials; midline contact of the supranasals; prefrontals not in contact; frontoparietal contacting three supraoculars; postinterparietal absent; eight superciliaries; three postsuboculars, the first being the largest; one primary and two or three secondary temporals; three tertiary temporals; seven or eight nuchal scales; a deep postnasal groove extending from the nasal scale to below the anterior portion of the eye and lying below the loreals and lower preocular and above the second and third supralabials; scaly lower eyelid, no window; 36–40 midbody scale rows; 81–85 paravertebral scale rows; 94–97 ventral scale rows; 28–30 caudal scale rows at the tenth subcaudal; seven or eight small precloacal scales; smooth to weakly keeled subdigital finger lamellae, 10 lamellae on third finger; keeled subdigital toe lamellae, 17 lamellae on fourth toe; low, round, small palmar scales numbering seven or eight across the base of the palm; head pattern consisting of dark, continuous frontal and occipital bands separated by a yellowish band; dark occipital band not confluent with lighter color of dorsum and tail. These characters are scored across all species in the L. bampfyldei group in Table 2.|
|Comment||Unitl recently only known from the type and three additional verifiable specimens (Grismer et al. 2018): one from Indragiri, Djapura, Sumatra, Indonesia described as L. schneideri Werner, 1900 (BM 4743) but synonymized with L. bampfyldei in a redescription of the latter by Boulenger (1912); another (FMNH 76226) from the Kinabatangan District, Deramakot camp (now the Deramakot Sabah Forestry Department), Sabah; and another (SP 06841) from the Crocker Range, Sabah (Karin et al. 2018). |
Synonymy: A specimen (USNM 82208) reported as L. bampfyldei was misidentified and reidentified by Grismer et al. 2018 as L. opisthorhodum Werner, 1910.
Distinguished from Riopa bowringi by more than 37 scale rows around mid-body; SVL > 100 mm.
|Etymology||Named after Charles Agar Bampfylde (1856-1918), British government official and political agent for the Sarawak Government in England who also collected the types.|