Eutropis lewisi (BARTLETT, 1895)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Lewis’ Mabuya|
|Synonym||Mabuia lewisi BARTLETT 1895|
Eutropis lewisi — AMARASINGHE et al. 2020: 16
|Distribution||Indonesia (Borneo, Sarawak)|
Type locality: Kuching [Santubong at elevation 60 m a.s.l. fide Bartlett 1895], Sarawak, North Borneo
|Types||Lectotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52, Adult male, (previously 18184.108.40.206), SVL 90.1 mm, received from the Sarawak Museum, designated by Amarasinghe et al. 2020.|
Other specimens (n=24). BMNH 19220.127.116.11–50 (paralectotype of Mabuia rudis) collected from Matang, Sarawak, Borneo, purchased from Mr. Cutter [probably William George Cutter]; MZB 2937, 9521–23, 13224, 13227, 13228, 13231, 13232, 13236–39 collected from Kalimantan, Indonesia; ZSI 15155, 15160-62, 15328, 15346, 20323 collected from Sarawak Borneo.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. E. lewisi is diagnosed by the following combination of morphological characters: moderate but relatively smaller body size (SVL 71.2–98.6 mm); tricarinate dorsal scales; scaly lower eyelid; 32–35 paravertebrals; 48–52 ventrals; 19–21 subdigital lamellae under toe IV; 28–30 midbody scale rows; temporals and scales on dorsal surface of the thigh keeled; only the supraocular II in contact with the frontal and the absence of distinct, dark lateral bands along the body (Amarasinghe et al. 2020: 16).|
Coloration. Dorsal head, body and limbs uniform dark copper brown. Venter white, throat greyish (Amarasinghe et al. 2020: 17).
|Comment||Synonymy: M. lewisi has been synonymized with E. rudis for most of it’s history but revalidated by Amarasinghe et al. 2020.|
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