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Lygosoma opisthorhodum WERNER, 1910

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma opisthorhodum WERNER 1910: 45
Riopa opisthorhodum — SMITH 1937: 228
Lygosoma opisthorhodum — GREER 1977
Lygosoma opisthorhodum — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: Somgei Lalah, Indragiri, Sumatra, leg. BURCHARD, ded. Aug. 26, 1901: 1  
TypesHolotype: lost, formerly ZMH; from Bandar Kwala. NE Sumata, leg. O. PUTTFARKEN (fide Hallermann 1998); paratype ZMH R01850 (formerly no. 3409) 
CommentRiopa has been synonymized with Lygosoma by GREER (1977). 
  • Greer, A.E. 1977. The systematics and evolutionary relationships of the scincid lizard genus Lygosoma. Journal of Natural History 11: 515-540.
  • Hallermann, J. 1998. Annotated catalogue of the type specimens of the herpetological collection in the Zoological Museum of the University of Hamburg. Mitt. hamb. zool. Mus. Inst 95: 197-223.
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1910. Über neue oder seltene Reptilien des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. ii. Eidechsen. Jahrb. Hamburg. Wiss. Anst., vol. 27 (1909), suppl. no. 2, 1910, pp. 1-46; reprinted: 1910, Mitteil. Naturhist. Mus. Hamburg, vol. 27: 205-) - get paper here
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