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Scincella ochracea (BOURRET, 1937)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeiolopisma ochraceum BOURRET 1937: 17
Scincella ochracea — GREER 1974: 7
Scincella reevesii — OUBOTER 1986: 41
Scincella reevesii — BOBROV 1995: 18
Scincella melanosticta — DAREVSKY 1986: 65
Scincella ochracea — SHEA & GREER 2002
Scincella ochracea — EREMCHENKO 2003
Scincella ochracea — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011 
DistributionVietnam (Son La)  
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 1999.8025; paralectotypes MNHN-RA 1948.0056 and MNHN-RA 1948.0057; paralectotypes MNHN-RA 1948.0056 and MNHN-RA 1948.0057, see Brygoo (1985). Formerly author's collection S99. Described from two specimens, with unknown locality (Tonkin or Yunnan), obtained from the old collection of the Geological Service in Indochina. Bourret (2009) subsequently altered the type locality to Mung Ouneua, Laos. It is not clear which two of the three listed specimens were used by Bourret to describe the species. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in EREMCHENKO 2003: 22. 
CommentHas been considered as synonym of S. reevesii. 
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Bourret,R. 1937. Notes herpetologiques sur l'Indochine francaise. XII. Les lezards de la collection du Laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l'Universite. Descriptions de cinq especes nouvelles. XIII. Serpents... Bull. Gén. Instr. Pub. Hanoi (May 1937): 1-22; 23-39
  • Eremchenko, V. K 2003. Generic and specific redefinition and redescription of the North-Vietnam skink (Scincella melanosticta (Boulenger, 1887). Izvestiya Vuzov (= Proceedings of Universitities and Institutes), Bishkek, (1-2): 20-28
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Arvin C. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown 2011. Molecular systematics of the Philippine forest skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Sphenomorphus): testing morphological hypotheses of interspecific relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1217–1243
  • Neang, Thy; Somaly Chan, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr.. 2018. A new species of smooth skink (Squamata: Scincidae: Scincella) from Cambodia. Zoological Research, DOI: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2018.008 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Anh Van Pham, Hoang Van Tu, Tan Van Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler 2018. New records and an updated list of lizards from Son La Province, Vietnam Herpetology Notes 11: 209-216 - get paper here
  • Ouboter P E 1986. A revision of the genus Scincella (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) of Asia, with some notes on its evolution. Zoologische Verhandelingen (229): 1-66 - get paper here
  • Pham A, Le D, Nguyen S, Ziegler T, Nguyen T 2015. New provincial records of skinks (Squamata: Scincidae) from northwestern Vietnam. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e4284; doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e4284 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M. and Allen E. Greer 2002. From Sphenomorphus to Lipinia: Generic reassignment of two poorly known New Guinea skinks. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 148-156 - get paper here
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