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Lygosoma herberti SMITH, 1916

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Herbert’s Supple Skink
G: Herberts Laubskink 
SynonymLygosoma herberti SMITH 1916
Sphenosoma hughi COCHRAN 1927: 185 (fide SMITH 1935)
Riopa hughi — COCHRAN 1930
Riopa herberti — COCHRAN 1930
Lygosoma herberti — SWORDER 1933
Riopa herberti — SMITH 1935: 317
Riopa herberti — TAYLOR 1963: 974
Riopa herberti — PAUWELS et al. 2000
Lygosoma herberti — GRISMER 2011: 619 
Distributionpeninsular Malaysia, Thailand (from the Isthmus of Kra south to Phuket)

Type locality: “Nakhon Si Thammarat Mts., peninsular Thailand”.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.10.90 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentRiopa has been synonymized with Lygosoma by GREER (1977). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Cochran, D. M. 1930. The herpetological results made by Dr. Hugh Smith in Siam from 1923 to 1929. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 77 (11): 1-39 [1931] - get paper here
  • Cochran, D.M. 1927. New reptiles and batrachians collected by Dr. Hugh M. Smith in Siam. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 40: 179-192. - get paper here
  • GEISSLER, PETER; TIMO HARTMANN & THY NEANG 2012. A new species of the genus Lygosoma Hardwicke & Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Scincidae) from northeastern Cambodia, with an updated identification key to the genus Lygosoma in mainland Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 3190: 56–68
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; EVAN S. H. QUAH, ZAHARIL DUZULKAFLY & PAUL YAMBUN 2018. On the taxonomy of Lygosoma bampfyldei Bartlett, 1895 (Squamata: Scincidae) with descriptions of new species from Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia and the resurrection of Lygosoma schneideri Werner, 1900. Zootaxa 4438 (3): 528–550 - get paper here
  • Pauwels,O.S.G. et al. 2000. Herpetological investigations in Phang-Nga Province, southern Peninsular Thailand, with a list of reptile species and notes on their biology. Dumerilia 4 (2): 123-154 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1916. Description of three new lizards and a new snake from Siam. J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 2 (1): 44-47. - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Sworder, G.H. 1933. Notes on some reptiles from the Malay Peninsula. Bull. Raffles Mus. No 8: 101-105
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
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