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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rough Mabuya 
SynonymMabuia rudis BOULENGER 1887
Mabuia rudis var. Kuchingensis BARTLETT 1895:93
Mabuia rudis — DE ROOIJ 1915: 161
Mabuya rudis — TAYLOR 1922
Mabuya multifasciata rudis — SMITH 1935: 269
Mabuia lewisi BARTLETT 1895
Mabuya rudis — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 132
Mabuya rudis — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 272
Mabuya rudis — GREER et al. 2000
Eutropis rudis — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Mabuya rudis — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Mabuya rudis — DAS 2004
Eutropis rudis — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
Eutropis rudis — AMARASINGHE et al. 2020 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Mentawai Islands, Java, Sulawesi), Malaysia (Sarawak, Sabah), Brunei,
Philippines, Sulu Islands, India (Nicobar islands)

Type locality: Matang [Sarawak, Borneo] and Sumatra.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.15.26, Adult male (previously 1879.9.17.1, mistakenly written as 1879.9.17.2 in 1946 register), designated by Amarasinghe et al. 2020. Paralectotypes (former Syntypes): BMNH 1946.9.7.46-50 (formerly,, Matang, purchased Mr Cutter; Sumatra, Collected K. Bock. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. E. rudis is diagnosed by the following combination of morphological characters: moderate body size (SVL 66.7–123.1 mm); tricarinate dorsal scales; scaly lower eyelid; 42–46 paravertebrals; 55–59 ventrals; 18–20 subdigital lamellae under toe IV; 32–34 midbody scale rows; temporals and scales on dorsal surface of the thigh keeled; supraoculars I and II in contact with the frontal and the presence of distinct, dark lateral bands along the body (Amarasinghe et al. 2020: 15)

Coloration. Dorsal head and body light copper brown, limbs more reddish dorsally; brown untidy band commencing from posterior eye passing through tympanum until shoulder, bordered above by a white stripe. Venter white (Amarasinghe et al. 2020: 16) 
CommentSynonymy: Smith (1935) synonymised Bartlett’s variety and other variants with M. multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820).

Key: Amarasinghe et al. 2020 provide a key to the species of the Eutropis rudis complex (including rudis, lewisi, multifasciata, macrophthalma, dattaroyi). 
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