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Lygosoma lineolatum (STOLIZCKA, 1870)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesStriped Writhing Skink 
SynonymRiopa lineolata STOLIZCKA 1870: 107, 176
Riopa cyanella STOLIZCKA 1872: 130
Lygosoma cyanellum — BOULENGER 1887: 312
Lygosoma feae BOULENGER 1887: 623
Lygosoma calamus BOULENGER 1887: 314
Lygosoma lineolatum — BOULENGER 1890: 207
Riopa lineolata — SMITH 1935: 320
Lygosoma lineolatum — ZUG et al. 1998
Lygosoma lineolatum — GEISSLER et al. 2012 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma) (Pegu, Moulmein, Martaban, Rangoon, Prome, Pyinmana, N. Chin Hills, Dawna Hills, Minhla), Bangladesh

Type locality: ‘Martaban’ (= Mottama, southern Myanmar). The intended formal description gave the type locality as ‘Martaban, opposite to Moulmein’.  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.6.85, ZSI 3218, NMW
Syntypes: NMW [Riopa cyanella] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonyms and distribution after SMITH 1935. Riopa lineolata STOLICZKA 1870 was described twice, in two different papers. 
Etymology 
References
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.E. 1887. An account of the Scincoid lizards collected from Burma for the Genoa Civic Museum by Messrs. G.B. Comotto and L. Fea. Ann. Mus. Civ. Genova (2) 4: 618-624 - 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
  • Mahony, S. & Ali Reza, A.H.M. 2008. A HERPETOFAUNAL COLLECTION FROM THE CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS, BANGLADESH, WITH TWO NEW SPECIES RECORDS FOR THE COUNTRY. Hamadryad 32 (1): 34 - 45
  • Mahony, S. and A. H. M. Ali Reza. 2007. A herpetological collection from the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, with two new species records for the country. Hamadryad 32 (1): 45-56
  • 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.
  • Stoliczka, F. 1870. Observations of some Indian and Malayan Amphibia and Reptilia (abstract). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 6: 105-109 - get paper here
  • Stoliczka, F. 1870. Observations on some Indian and Malayan Amphibia and Reptilia. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 134-228. - get paper here
  • Stolizcka, F. 1872. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 41: 130 - get paper here
  • Zug, George R.;Win, Htun;Thin, Thin;Min, Than Zaw;Lhon, Win Zaw;Kyaw, Kyaw 1998. Herpetofauna of the Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, north-central Myanmar with preliminary observations of their Natural History. Hamadryad 23 (2): 111-120
 
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