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Sphenomorphus tridigitus (BOURRET, 1939)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSiaphos tridigitus BOURRET 1939
Siaphos tridigitus — GREER et al. 2006
Sphenomorphus tridigitus — GREER et al. 2006 
DistributionSouth Laos (Boloven Highlands), C Vietnam

Type locality: Bach Ma, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Central Vietnam  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1948.0060 
CommentS. tridigitus differs from most species of Sphenomorphus by having the upper temporal scale overlapping the lower one (instead of the opposite condition). 
References
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Bourret, R. 1939. Notes herpétologiques sur l'Indochine française. XVIII. Reptiles et batraciens reçus au Laboratoire des Sciences Naturelle de l'Université au cours de l'année 1939. Descriptions de quatre espéces et d'une variété nouvelles. Bulletin Général de l'Instruction Publique. Hanoi. 19 (4, décembre): 5-39.
  • Greer, A.; David, P. & Teynié, A. 2006. The Southeast Asian scincid lizard Siaphos tridigitus Bourret, 1939 (Reptilia, Scincidae): a second specimen. Zoosystema 28 (3) : 785-790
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Nguyen, T.Q; Nguyen, V.S.; Böhme, W. & Ziegler, T. 2010. A new species of Scincella (Squamata: Scincidae) from Vietnam . Folia Zool. 59 (2): 115– 121 - 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
 
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