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Dibamus tiomanensis DIAZ, LEONG, GRISMER & YAAKOB, 2004

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Higher TaxaDibamidae, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Tioman Island Blind Lizard 
SynonymDibamus tiomanensis DIAZ, LEONG, GRISMER & YAAKOB 2004
Dibamus tiomanensis — DAS & LIM 2009
Dibamus tiomanensis — QUAH et al. 2017 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Pulau Tioman)

Type locality: Kampung Paya, Pulau Tioman, Pahang, West Malaysia  
TypesHolotype: ZRC.2.3410 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. - Dibamus tiomanensis differs from all other species of Dibamus in having cycloid scales which are slightly notched posteriorly as an adult and flat cycloid light brown dorsal scales with cream borders as a juvenile. It also differs from other Dibamus in having the following combination of characters: rostral sutures incomplete; nasal and labial sutures complete; scales bordering posterior edge of first infralabial 4; postocular 1; transverse scale rows just posterior to head 29, at midbody 25, proximally anterior to vent 21; subcaudals 45; snout blunt in lateral profile; presacral vertebrae 124; postsacral vertebrae 23.

Comparisons. - Dibamus tiomanensis was listed as D. cf. alfredi owing to its geographic proximity to D. alfredi, which occurs in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand (Manthey and Grossman, 1997; Taylor 1963). 
  • 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
  • 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. Amphibians and reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 239 pp.
  • 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
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - 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
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
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