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Tropidophorus guangxiensis WEN, 1992

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymTropidophorus guangxiensis WEN 1992
Tropidophorus guangxiensis — GREER & BISWAS 2004 
DistributionChina (Guangxi, Hunan)

Type locality: Darning Shan, Wuming Xian (county), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China; 1,240 m elevation, (23° 23' N 108° 30' E).  
TypesHolotype: GMU (given as GMC, Guangxi Medical College) 85-032, a juvenile 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. This new species closely resembles Tropidophorus sinicus Boettger, but differs from the latter by the following characters: a single postmental, head nearly triangle, interparietal separating parietals (Boulenger, 1887; Smith, 1935; Tian and Jiang, 1986). 
  • Chuaynkern, Y., Nabhitabhata, J., Inthara, C. Kamsook, M. & K. Somsri 2005. A New Species of the Water Skink Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Northeast Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 1(2): 165-176
  • Greer, A.E. & Biswas, S. 2004. A Generic Diagnosis for the Southeast Asian Scincid Lizard Genus Tropidophorus Dumeéril and Bibron, 1839 with Some Additional Comments on Its Morphology and Distribution. Journal of Herpetology 38 (3): 426-430 - get paper here
  • GUO Ke-Ji; MI Xiao-Qi; DENG Xue-Jian 2010. Tropidophorus—A New Record of Genus in Reptile in Hunan. Chinese J. Zool. - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Quang Truong; Nguyen Van Sang, Nikolai Orlov, Hoang Ngoc Thao, Wolfgang Böhme and Thomas Ziegler 2010. A review of the genus Tropidophorus (Squamata, Scincidae) from Vietnam with new species records and additional data on natural history. Zoosyst. Evol . 86 (1): 5 – 19
  • Wen Y 1992. A new species of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Lacertilia) from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Asiatic Herpetological Research 4: 18-22 - get paper here
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