Dibamus dalaiensis NEANG, HOLDEN, EASTOE, SENG, ITH & GRISMER, 2011
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|Higher Taxa||Dibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Dibamus dalaiensis NEANG, HOLDEN, EASTOE, SENG, ITH & GRISMER 2011|
Dibamus dalaiensis — QUAH et al. 2017
Type locality: primary hill evergreen forest of Phnom Dalai in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, southwestern Cardamom Mountains, Pursat province, Cambodia at (12° 26' 26.091" N, 103° 4' 39.708" E), 1009 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 09777, adult male, collected by Thy Neang, Jeremy Holden, Toby Eastoe, Rathea Seng and Saveng Ith, 20 November 2009.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Dibamus dalaiensis is differentiated from all other congeners by having the following combination of characters: maximum SVL of 127.6 mm; tail length 18–22% of SVL; labial and nasal sutures complete; rostral suture present but incomplete; rostral pad divided into two equal parts; a single postocular; three scales bordering the posterior edge of first infralabial; an enlarged, medial, sublabial scale; 20 midbody scale rows; 22 transverse scale rows just posterior to head; 20 transverse scale rows just anterior to vent; 185–209 ventral scales; 48–52 sub- caudal scales; relative size of frontal to frontanasal 1.4; and relative size of interparietal to surrounding scales 1.5. These characters are scored across all nominal species of Dibamus in Table 2 in NEANG et al. 2011.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet dalaiensis refers to the type locality of Phnom Dalai in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, southwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia.|
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