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Tropidophorus perplexus BARBOUR, 1921

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymTropidophorus perplexus BARBOUR 1921: 88
Norbea perplexus — MITTLEMAN 1952
Tropidophorus perplexus — TAN 1993: 9
Tropidophorus perplexus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 283
Tropidophorus perplexus — HONDA et al. 2006 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo), Malaysia (Borneo).

Type locality: "..near the Fort at Long Loba, Tinjar River, Sarawak" (unlocated, in East Malaysia [Borneo]).  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 14632 
CommentName: Latin for confusing, in allusion to the squamation of head that
is similar to that of Tropidophorus brookei (Gray, 1845). 
  • Barbour,T. 1921. A new Bornean lizard. Proc. New England Zool. Club 7: 87-88 - get paper here
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • 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
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Tan, F. L. 1993. Checklist of the Lizards of Sabah, Borneo. Kota Kinabalu (Nat. Hist. Publ.), 18pp.
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