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Dibamus manadotuaensis KOPPETSCH, BÖHME & KOCH, 2019

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymDibamus manadotuaensis KOPPETSCH, BÖHME & KOCH 2019 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi)

Type locality: Pulau (= island) Manado Tua off the northern tip of the Minahassa Peninsula of Sulawesi, Indonesia  
TypesHolotype: MZB Lace. 14728 (ex-ZFMK 95558, Figs. 2–7), a male collected by N. Schneider, donated to the ZFMK in August 1991. Paratypes: ZFMK 95559 (Figs. 4B, 7B), an adult female, and ZFMK 95560, an adult male, with the same locality and collecting data as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dibamus manadotuaensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: maximum snout-vent length 135 mm; tail length up to 14.2 mm (i.e., 12–13% of SVL); labial and nasal sutures present and complete; no enlarged sublabial scale; four (three) postoculars; four to six scales on posterior edge of infralabial; 26–28 midbody scale rows; 30–33 transverse scale rows posterior to head; 25 transverse scale rows anterior to vent; 218–232 ventral scales; 39 subcaudal scales; relative size of frontal to frontonasal 0.68–0.73; relative size of interparietal to surrounding scales 0.67–1.43; 132–135 presacral vertebrae; and 21–24 postsacral vertebrae. Light bands on the body are missing (Table 1).

Comparisons. In possessing four postoculars, Dibamus manadotuaensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from the following congeners that possess three or fewer postoculars: D. alfredi Taylor 1962, D. bogadeki Darevsky 1992, D. booliati Das & Yaakob 2003, D. bourreti Angel 1935, D. celebensis, D. dalaiensis Neang et al. 2011, D. deharvengi Ineich 1999, D. dezwaani Das & Lim 2005, D. floweri Quah et al. 2017, D. greeri Darevsky 1992, D. ingeri Das & Lim 2003, D. kondaoensis Honda et al. 2001, D. leucurus (Bleeker 1860), D. montanus Smith 1921, D. nicobaricum (Steindachner 1867), D. novaeguineae Duméril & Bibron 1839, D. smithi Greer 1985, D. somsaki Honda et al. 1997, D. tebal Das & Lim 2009, D. tiomanensis Diaz et al. 2004 and D. vorisi Das & Lim 2003.
The lower maximum snout-vent length of D. manadotuaensis sp. nov. (135 mm) separates it from D. seramensis Greer 1985 (203 mm) and D. taylori Greer 1985 (169 mm). In addition, D. manadotuaensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from D. seramensis by its lower number of mid-body scale rows (26–28 vs. 33) and the lower number of subcaudal scales of the new species (39 in both sexes) separates it from D. taylori (males: 41–55; females: 41–52) (see Table 2). 
CommentKnown from only the 43 type specimens. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet manadotuaensis refers to the little volcanic island of Manado Tua, the type locality and only known distribution of the new species 
  • 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
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