Sphenomorphus sheai NGUYEN, NGUYEN, VAN DEVENDER, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2013
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Shea’s Forest Skink|
G: Sheas Bodenskink
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn phê-nô shea
|Synonym||Sphenomorphus sheai NGUYEN, NGUYEN, VAN DEVENDER, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2013|
|Distribution||SC Vietnam (Kon Tum Plateau)|
Type locality: Camp 1 (14°37.098’N, 108°30.177’E, elevation 1,025 m; datum WGS84) from Kon Tum Plateau in the border area between Quang Ngai and Kon Tum provinces, southern Central Vietnam Map legend:
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- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Reproduction||oviparous; the holotype contained four small white follicles in each ovary.|
|Types||Holotype: IEBR A.2013.22 (Field number ASU 10715), adult female, collected on 4 June 2012 by K. V. Nguyen and R. W. Van Devender.|
|Comment||Habitat: The holotype was collected about two hours after dark among leaf litter on a steep slope about three meters above a small stream surrounded by secondary forest at an elevation of 1025 m.|
|Etymology||The new species is named in honour of Dr. Glenn Shea from the University of Sydney, Australia, in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards the systematics of scincid lizards.|
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