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Sphenomorphus incognitus (THOMPSON, 1912)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesChinese: 股鳞蜓蜥 
SynonymLygosoma incognita THOMPSON 1912
Sphenomorphus boulengeri VAN DENBURGH 1912: 232
Lygosoma boulengeri — SMITH 1935: 282
Sphenomorphus leveretti SCHMIDT 1925
Sphenomorphus boulengeri — LIU YU 1970
Sphenomorphus incognitus — MEIRI 2008
Sphenomorphus incognitus — LINKEM et al. 2010 
DistributionS China (incl. Hainan, westward to Hubei and Yunnan), Taiwan (Lanyu Island), Vietnam (Bac Giang)

Type locality: Koshun, Formosa [= Taiwan]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 18700, Koshun, Formosa, collected V. Kuhne [J.C. Thompson], 14.iii.1909. (same type specimen sometimes given for boulengeri) 
Diagnosis 
CommentThompson’s privately printed paper was apparently published a month earlier than Van Denburgh’s ( Zhao & Adler 1993). Ota & Lue (1994) use the name boulengeri as for a valid species. 
Etymology 
References
  • Barbour, T. 1917. A most regretable tangle of names. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (44): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Chen,S.H. & Lue,K.Y. 1987. A new species of skink, Sphenomorphus taiwanensis, from Taiwan (Sauria, Scincidae). Bull. Inst. Zool. (Acad. Sinica) 26: 115-121
  • Hecht, Vera L.; Cuong T. Pham, Tao T. Nguyen, Truong Q. Nguyen, Michael Bonkowski & Thomas Ziegler 2013. First report on the herpetofauna of Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, northeastern Vietnam. Biodiversity Journal 4 (4): 507–552
  • Linkem, C.W.; Diesmos, A.C.; Brown, R.M. 2010. A NEW SPECIES OF SCINCID LIZARD (GENUS SPHENOMORPHUS) FROM PALAWAN ISLAND, PHILIPPINES. Herpetologica 66 (1): 67–79 - get paper here
  • Liu-Yu, M.C. 1970. Studies on Taiwan lizards. Biol. Bull. Taiwan Normal Univ. 5: 51-93
  • Ma, Li; Pei, Jianchi; Zhou, Cuntong; Du, Yu; Ji, Xiang; et al. 2018. Sexual Dimorphism, Female Reproductive Characteristics and Egg Incubation in an Oviparous Forest Skink (Sphenomorphus incognitus) from South China. Asian Herpetological Research; Sichuan Vol. 9, Iss. 2, (2018): 119-128. DOI:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.180011 - get paper here
  • Meiri, S. 2008. Evolution and ecology of lizard body sizes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2008.00414.x - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Andreas Schmitz, Tao Thien Nguyen, Nikolai L. Orlov, Wolfgang Böhme, and Thomas Ziegler 2011. Review of the Genus Sphenomorphus Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) in Vietnam, with Description of a New Species from Northern Vietnam and Southern China and the First Record of Sphenomorphus mimicus Taylor, 1962 from Vietnam. Journal of Herpetology 45 (2): 145-154. - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, Truong Quang; Tung Thanh TRAN, Tao Thien NGUYEN, Wolfgang BÖHME, and Thomas ZIEGLER 2012. First Record of Sphenomorphus incognitus (Thompson, 1912) (Squamata: Scincidae) from Vietnam with Some Notes on Natural History. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (2): 147–150 - get paper here
  • Ota,H. & Lue,K. Y. 1994. Karyotypes of two lygosomine skinks of the genus Sphenomorphus from Taiwan. Journal of Herpetology 28 (2): 253-255 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, KARL P. 1925. New reptiles and a new salamander from China. American Museum Novitates (157): 1-5. - get paper here
  • Slevin, Joseph R.;Leviton, Alan E. 1956. Holotype specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences. [type catalogue] Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 28 (14): 529-560 - get paper here
  • Thompson, J.C. 1912. Herpetological notices, No. 2. Prodrome of descriptions of new species of Reptilia and Batrachia from the Far East. Privately published, San Francisco.
  • Thompson,J.C. 1912. Herpetological notices, No. 3. On reptiles new to the island arcs of Asia. Privately published, San Francisco, pp. 1-4
  • Van Denburgh, J., 1912. Concerning certain species of reptiles and amphibians from China, Japan, the Loo Choo Islands, and Formosa. Proc. Cal. Ac. Sci. (Series 4) 3 (10): 187-258. - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
 
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