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Tropidophorus hangnam CHUAYNKERN, NABHITABHATA, INTHARA, KAMSOOK & SOMSRI, 2005

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTropidophorus hangnam CHUAYNKERN, NABHITABHATA, INTHARA, KAMSOOK & SOMSRI 2005 
DistributionNE Thailand (Chaiyaphum Province)

Type locality: near Huay Nam Un, Phu Kjiew Wildlife Sanctuary, Chaiyaphum Province, NE Thailand. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 05776 
CommentDiagnosis.- Head scales smooth: dorsal weakly keeled. lateral body keeled, and upper, anterior and posterior parts of limbs keeled, and tail strongly keeled; lateral scale-rows directed obliquely; two large preanal scales; subcaudals paired; tail shorter than SVL [from CHUAYNKERN et al. 2005].

Illustration: in DAS 2010, although on plate 36, the name Tropidophorus laotus Smith, 1923 is wrongly associated to a drawing of T. hangnam, and vice versa. 
EtymologyEtymology.-The specific epithet is derived from a transliteration of the Thai words, "hang" meaning tail, and "nam" meaning spine. It refers to the one of distinguish character of the new species, having strongly keeled or spines on the tail. 
References
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • 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
  • Das, I. 2010. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Southeast Asia. New Holland, London. 376 pp. [book review in Sauria 33 (3): 51, and Russ. J. Herp. 18: 325] - 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
  • 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
 
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