You are here » home advanced search search results Tropidophorus murphyi

Tropidophorus murphyi HIKIDA, ORLOV, NABHITABHATA & OTA, 2002

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Tropidophorus murphyi?

Add your own observation of
Tropidophorus murphyi »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMurphy’s water skink 
SynonymTropidophorus murphyi HIKIDA, ORLOV, NABHITABHATA & OTA 2002
Tropidophorus murphyi — HONDA et al. 2006 
DistributionN Vietnam

Type locality: Quang Thanh Village, Nguyen Binh District, Cao Bang Province, N Vietnam (22° 37’ 43 N, 105° 54’ 46 E, 700-750 m elevation) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: ROM 41227 
CommentDiagnosis. According to Hikida et al. (2002) and our own data, this species is characterized by a large size, adult males SVL 62.4 – 85.1 mm (n = 3), TaL: 101 mm (holotype, tail tip lost) (Hikida et al. 2002); adult females SVL 79.3 – 95.6 mm (n = 2), TaL 106.5 – 110.4 (n = 2); body strongly depressed; upper head scales smooth; frontonasal undivided; prefrontals in contact; parietals not in contact posteriorly; loreals 2, anterior one usually divided; supraciliaries 5 – 8, supraciliar y row completed along the entire length of lateral edge of supraoculars; supralabials 6; infralabials 5 – 6, f irst one longest; postmental undivided; midbody scales in 30 – 32 rows; paravertebral scales 55 – 67; ventrals in 55 – 56 transverse rows (in the two paratypes); 2 enlarged precloacals; 12 – 13 scale rows at position of tenth subcaudal; 20 – 25 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe [from Truong et al. 2010]. 
EtymologyNamed after Robert W. Murphy of the Royal Ontario Museum. 
References
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • 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
  • Hikida, T.; Orlov, N.L.; Nabhitabhata, J. & Ota, H. 2002. Three new depressed-bodied water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Thailand and Vietnam. Current Herpetology 21 (1): 9-23
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Tropidophorus&species=murphyi

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator