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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Darevsky’s Ground Skink
Vietnames: Thãn lãn cô da-rep-x-ki 
SynonymScincella darevskii NGUYEN, ANANJEVA, ORLOV, RYBALTOVSKY & BÖHME 2010 
DistributionN Vietnam (Dien Bien)

Type locality: Tuan Giao District, Dien Bien Province (21°34’18’’ N 103°28’32’’ E), elevation 1450 m above sea level. Map legend:
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TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: ZISP 25742, an adult female collected in June 2002 by Evgeny Rybaltovsky. 
CommentDiagnosis. Size large (SVL 88.6 mm); prefrontals separated; supraoculars 5; primary temporal single; external ear opening present, with 3 lobules on an- terior margin; midbody scales in 28 rows; dorsal scales smooth, in 6 rows across the back; paravertebral scales 62, not widened; dorsum and tail base bronze brown with light dorsolateral stripe from the neck to hindlimb; upper lateral zone with dark brown stripe from nostril to anterior corner of eye and from posterior corner of eye to tail base; another light stripe running from nostril across below the eye to tympanum and continuous to anterior groin. 
EtymologyNamed after Russian herpetologist Ilya S. Darevsky (18 Dec 1924 - 8 Aug 2009). 
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Natalia B. Ananjeva, Nikolai L. Orlov, Evgeny Rybaltovsky, and Wolfgang Böhme 2010. A New Species of the Genus Scincella Mittlemann, 1950 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (4): 269-274 - get paper here
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