Dopasia ludovici (MOCQUARD, 1905)
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|Higher Taxa||Anguidae (Anguinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Ludovic’s Glass Lizard|
|Synonym||Ophisaurus ludovici MOCQUARD 1905: 76 (fide ZHAO & ADLER 1993)|
Ophisaurus ludovici — BRYGOO 1987: 10 (as synonym of Ophisaurus harti)
Ophisaurus ludovici — BOBROV 1995
Ophisaurus ludovici — BOBROV & SEMENOV 2008
Dopasia ludovici — NGUYEN et al. 2011
|Distribution||N Vietnam (Cao Bang, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Vinh Phuc)|
Type locality: Bao Lac, Tonkin (now Cao Bang Province, northern Vietnam) (Brygoo 1987).
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 1904.0388|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Maximum SVL 195 mm; ear opening smaller than nostril or concealed; nasal separated from fron- tonasal by 2 (rarely 2/3) scales; dorsal scales strongly keeled; longitudinal scale rows between lateral folds 18–20; scales along lateral fold 88–102; vertebrae from atlas to remnants of hind leg bones 55–58; lateral sides dark brown with some saw-tooth pigmentation on dorsolateral region, weakly developed in posterior part of body; dark dorso- lateral stripe present on tail; ventrolateral stripe absent (Brygoo 1987; pers. obs.) (Figs. 3C, 3D, 6).|
|Comment||Synonymy: this species has previously been considered as a synonym of D. harti (e.g. by BRYGOO 1987). Revalidated by NGUYEN et al. 2011.|
Distribution: Not in S China (Sichuan) as mentioned by Nguyen et al. (2011) who cites Brygoo 1987 as source, but Brygoo 1987 does not make such a statement.
Limb morphology: Limbless.
|Etymology||Named after Professor Leon Louis Vaillant (1834-1914), a zoologist, herpetologist, ichthyologist, and malacologist at Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.|
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