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Dibamus kondaoensis HONDA, OTA, HIKIDA & DAREVSKY, 2001

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymDibamus kondaoensis HONDA, OTA, HIKIDA & DAREVSKY 2001
Dibamus smithi — DAREVSKY in PETERS & HUTTERER 1990: 127
Dibamus montanus — DAREVSKY 1992: 9
Dibamus montanus — DAREVSKY in OTA 1999: 34
Dibamus kondaoensis — DIAZ et al. 2004
Dibamus kondaoensis — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus kondaoensis — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionKondao Island, S Vietnam.

Type locality: tropical forest on Kondao Island, (formerly Pulo Condore; alt. 500 m), S Vietnam.  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 20013a 
CommentMost closely resembles D. deharvengi in having an incomplete median rostral suture and a complete nasal suture. However, it differe in having a complete labial suture, and other characters.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Darevsky, I. S. 1992. Two new species of the worm-like lizard Dibamus (Sauria: Dibamidae) with remarks on the distribution and ecology of Dibamus in Vietnam. Asiatic Herpetological Research 4: 1-12 - 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
  • Diaz, R.E., M.T. Leong, L.L. Grismer & N.S. Yaakob 2004. A new species of Dibamus (Squamata: Dibamidae) from West Malaysia. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 1-7 - get paper here
  • Honda M., Ota H., Hikida, T. & Darevsky, I.S. 2001. A new species of the worm-like lizard, Dibamus Duméril & Bibron 1839 (Squamata Dibamidae), from Vietnam. Tropical Zoology 14: 119-125 - 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
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Ota, H. 1999. Tropical Island herpetofauna: origin, current diversity, and conservation. Elsevier, Amsterdam..., xiv + 353 pp.
  • Peters, G., & Hutterer, R., eds. 1990. Vertebrates in the tropics: proceedings of the International Symposium. Alexander Koenig Zool. Res. Instit. und Zool. Mus., Bonn 424 pp.
  • 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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