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Dibamus booliati DAS & YAAKOB, 2003

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Boo Liat’s Blind Lizard 
SynonymDibamus booliati DAS & YAAKOB 2003
Dibamus booliati — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus booliati — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia (Kelantan)

Type locality: Batu Gua Madu, Kelantan State, northern Peninsular Malaysia  
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.5368 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dibamus booliati, differs from its congeners in the following combination of characters: SVL to 102.7 mm; TL to 9.7 mm; TL/SVL= 9.4-13.0; postocular single; rostral suture absent; interparietal posteriorly bordered by four slightly smaller nuchal scales; supralabial one, bordering ocular ventrally; scales bordering posterior edge of infralabial after postmental three; ventrals 180-209; subcaudals 24-39; presacral vertebrae 113-120; postsacral vertebrae 11-25; and dorsum and venter brown with a pale neck band (after DAS & YAAKOB 2003).
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Das, I. & Yaakob, N. 2003. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 51(1):143-147 - get paper here
  • DAS, INDRANEIL & KELVIN K. P. LIM. 2009. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Pulau Simeuleu, Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2088: 15-23 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • KOPPETSCH, THORE; WOLFGANG BÖHME, ANDRÉ KOCH 2019. A new species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Pulau Manado Tua, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4555 (3): 331–345 - get paper here
  • 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
  • NEANG, THY; JEREMY HOLDEN,TOBY EASTOE,RATHEA SENG,, SAVENG ITH & L. LEE GRISMER 2011. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, southwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Zootaxa 2828: 58–68 - get paper here
  • Quah, Evan S. H.; Shahrul Anuar M. S., L. Lee Grismer & Rupert Grassby-Lewis 2017. A new species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from a hill station in Peninsular Malaysia. RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY 65: 681–690 - get paper here
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