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Tropidophorus sebi PUI, KARIN, BAUER & DAS, 2017

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTropidophorus sebi PUI, KARIN, BAUER & DAS 2017 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo: Sarawak)

Type locality: small stream located at the First Count Logging Camp (01.35.644°N; 113.47.377°E; datum WGS84), Putai, upper Baleh, Kapit district, Sarawak, East Malaysia (Borneo), elevation 117 m asl  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: UNIMAS P1167 (= Museum of the Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation), coll. Pui Yong Min and Mohamad Paisal bin Wahab, 19 May 2015. Adult female. The type locality is shown in Fig. 3 in Pui et al. 2017. Paratype. UNIMAS P1166, same locality as holotype. Collected 20 May 2015. Adult female. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A large-sized (SVL 83.8 mm and 85.9 mm in the two specimens known, both adult females); upper head shields, dorsal and lateral scales smooth; parietal scales in two pairs; presuboculars three; supraciliaries eight, first largest; supraoculars four, fourth contacting orbit; supralabials seven (supralabial five contacting orbit); infralabials four, second longest; postmental undivided; longitudinal scale rows 58; ventrals 53; transverse scale rows at midbody 34; subcaudals 98; preanals enlarged, single; and subdigital lamellae on Toe IV 19.
 
CommentTropidophorus sebi sp. nov. is diagnosable from congeners from Borneo by the combination of the following characters: head shields present, dorsal and lateral scales smooth; parietal scales in two pairs; supraciliaries eight; supraoculars four; supralabials seven; infralabials four; postmental undivided; longitudinal scale rows 58; ventrals 53; transverse scale rows at midbody 34; subcaudals 98; preanals enlarged, single; and subdigital lamellae of Toe IV 19.

Pui et al. provide a key to the Bornean species of Tropidophorus.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name, sebi derives from the acronym ‘SEB’, for Sarawak Energy Berhad, with a genitive ending. Named after this organisation in acknowledgement of support received for by the authors for long-term research of the herpetofauna of the Upper Baleh region. 
References
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • PUI, YONG MIN; BENJAMIN R. KARIN, AARON M. BAUER, INDRANEIL DAS 2017. A new species of Tropidophorus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) from Sarawak, East Malaysia (Borneo) Zootaxa 4258 (6): 539–550 - get paper here
 
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