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Sphenomorphus incognitus (THOMPSON, 1912)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
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]  
TypesHolotype: CAS 18700, Koshun, Formosa, collected V. Kuhne [J.C. Thompson], 14.iii.1909. (same type specimen sometimes given for boulengeri) 
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. 
  • 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
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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