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Tropidophorus beccarii PETERS, 1871

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBeccari's Keeled Skink 
SynonymTropidophorus (Amphixestus) beccarii PETERS 1871: 574
Tropidophorus beccarii — BOULENGER 1887
Norbea beccarii — MITTLEMAN 1952
Norbea beccarii — EBENHARD & SJÖGREN 1984: 24
Tropidophorus beccarii — MANTHEY 1983
Sphenomorphus aquaticus MALKMUS 1991
Tropidophorus beccarii — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 283
Tropidophorus beccarii — HONDA et al. 2006 
DistributionIndonesia, Malaysia (Borneo)

Type locality: Sarawak [Borneo]

aquaticus: Borneo; Type locality: Kipungit I. behind the Hot Springs/ Poring, SE slope of Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.  
TypesHolotype: MSNG 27931
Holotype: ZFMK 52214; paratypes: ZFMK [aquaticus] 
CommentFrank & Ramus 1995 give “PETERS 1854” as author. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Odoardo Beccari (I843-1920), an Italian botanist, who collected in Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, and Ethiopia. 
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • Ebenhard, T. & Sjögren, P. 1984. Life on a tropical mountain. 2. The reptiles of Mt. Kinabalu. Nature Malaysiana 9 (3): 16-27
  • Goldberg, S. R. 2017. Reproduction in Beccari’s Keeled Skinks, Tropidophorus beccarii (Squamata: Scincidae), from Borneo. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 52: 65 - get paper here
  • Hikida,T. & Ota,H. 1994. Sphenomorphus aquaticus Malkmus 1991, a junior synonym of Tropidophorus beccarii (Peters 1871). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 45: 57-60 - get paper here
  • Honda, Masanao; Ota, Hidetoshi; Murphy, Robert W.; and Hikida, Tsutomu. 2006. Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Scincidae) a molecular approach. Zoologica Scripta 35 (1):85-95 - get paper here
  • Malkmus,R. 1991. Sphenomorphus aquaticus sp.n. (Sauria: Scincidae) vom Mt. Kinabalu/ Nord-Borneo. Sauria 13 (3): 23-28. - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
  • Ota,H.; Hikida,T.; Matsui,M. & Morei,A. 1991. Karyotypes of two water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Squamata). Journal of Herpetology 25 (4): 488-490 - get paper here
  • Peters, W. 1871. Uber neue Reptilien aus Ostafrika und Sarawak (Borneo), vorzüglich aus der Sammlung des Hrn. Marquis J. Doria zu Genua. Mber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss., Berlin [1871]: 566-581 - get paper here
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