Tytthoscincus ishaki GRISMER, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Tytthoscincus ishaki?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Tioman Island Forest Skink|
|Synonym||Sphenomorphus ishaki GRISMER 2006|
Sphenomorphus ishaki — GRISMER 2011
Tytthoscincus ishaki — GRISMER et al. 2016
|Distribution||West Malaysia (Pulau Tioman, Pahang)|
Type locality: at an altitude of 850 m elevation on Gunung Kajang, Pulau Tioman, Pahang, West Malaysia, in hill dipterocarp forest.
|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6157, adult female, collected on 20 March 2004 by P.L. Wood, Jr. beneath a rotten log.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Sphenomorphus ishaki can be distinguished from all other Sundaland species of Sphenomorphus by the unique combination of having an adult SVL of 38–41 mm; 30–32 smooth, midbody scales; 68–73 paravertebral scales; 60–70 ventral scales; four supraoculars; parietals contacting supraoculars; prefrontals in contact; two enlarged posterior superciliary scales projecting dorsomedially; two loreal scales; six supralabial scales; five infralabial scales; 11 keeled, subdigital lamellae beneath the fourth toe; two enlarged, preanal scales; adpressed limbs not overlapping; body bands absent; faint, dark, dorsolateral stripe; distinct, white, postorbital stripe [from GRISMER 2006]|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Named after Muhamad Ishak Mat Sohor of Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman who has served GRISMER as “guide and companion on many treks up Gunung Kajang and who has taught him a wealth of information about the natural history of the forest of Pulau Tioman.”|