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Tropidophorus boehmei NGUYEN, NGUYEN, SCHMITZ, ORLOV & ZIEGLER, 2010

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: suggest Boehme’s Water Skink
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn tai boê-me
G: Böhmes Wasserskink 
SynonymTropidophorus boehmei NGUYEN, NGUYEN, SCHMITZ, ORLOV & ZIEGLER 2010 
DistributionVietnam (Lao Cai)

Type locality: forest of Hoang Lien Mountain, near Ban Khoang (22°24’N and 103°47’E), Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam, at an elevation of 1200–1300 m. Map legend:
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TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: VNMN 822, adult male, collected on 10 June 2009 by Nguyen Thien Tao and Nguyen Van Quang.
Paratypes. IEBR A.0922 (adult male), IEBR A.0923 (adult female), VNMN 820 (adult female), VNMN 909 (adult male), MHNG 2721.49 (adult male), ZFMK 89136 (adult male), ZFMK 89137 (adult female), the same data as the holotype; ZISP 25745 (adult female) collected on 6 May 2004 by Nikolai Orlov in the forest of Hoang Lien Mountain, near Na Nheo (21°59’N, 104°20’E), Khanh Yen Ha Commune, Van Ban District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam, at an altitude of 1000 m a.s.l.; and VNUH S.162 (Bourret’s collection in Hanoi), collected from “Chapa, Tonkin” (now Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam). 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böhme, vice director of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, head of the Vertebrate Section and curator for herpetology, in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards lizard systematics and training of many herpetologist generations. 
  • Nguyen, T.Q; Nguyen, T.T.; Schmitz, A.; Orlov, N.L. & Ziegler, T. 2010. A new species of the genus Tropidophorus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) from Vietnam. Zootaxa 2439: 53–68 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler & Truong Quang; 2010. New discoveries of amphibians and reptiles from Vietnam. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 137–147 - get paper here
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