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Larutia miodactyla (BOULENGER, 1903)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Single Finger Larut Skink, Titiwanga Larut Skink
G: Einfinger-Larutskink 
SynonymLygosoma miodactylum BOULENGER 1903: 159
Lygosoma miodactylum — SMEDLEY 1931: 113
Lygosoma miodactylum — SMITH 1937: 221
Larutia miodactyla — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 265
Larutia miodactyla — GRISMER 2011: 591
Larutia miodactyla — GRISMER & QUAH 2019 
DistributionSunda Region, Malaysian Peninsula

Type locality: “Semangko Pass, Selangor-Pahang boundary” [The Gap at Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia, 1700 feet].  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.5.56 (formerly 1903.4.13.63), collected by Annandale & Robinson. 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbs reduced with only 1 toe (no hind-legs) and 2 vestigial fingers.

Type: not in BMNH (P. Campbell, pers. comm., 7 July 2014). 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Report on the batrachians and reptiles. Fasciculi Malayensis, Zool., 1: 130-176. - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, Tanya; Michael Cota, Sunchai Makchai and Suttinee Lhaotaew 2011. A New Species of Larutia (Squamata: Scincidae) Found in Peninsular Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 5 (1): 57-65
  • Chan-ard, Tanya; Sunchai Makchai and Michael Cota 2011. Jarujinia: A New Genus of Lygosomine Lizard from Central Thailand, with a Description of One New Species. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 5 (1): 17-24
  • FUKUYAMA, IBUKI; TSUTOMU HIKIDA, MOHAMAD YAZID HOSSMAN, KANTO NISHIKAWA 2019. A new species of the genus Larutia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Gunung Penrissen, Sarawak, Borneo. Zootaxa 4661 (3): 522–532 - get paper here
  • Grismer, Jesse L.; Tzi Ming Leong, and Norsham S. Yaakob 2003. TWO NEW SOUTHEAST ASIAN [Sundaland?] SKINKS OF THE GENUS LARUTIA AND INTRAGENERIC PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS. Herpetologica 59 (4): 552–564 [554-566] - 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. LEE; EVAN QUAH SENG HUAT, CAMERON D. SILER, CHAN, K. O., PERRY L. WOOD, JR., JESSE L. GRISMER, SHAHRUL ANUAR MOHD SAH & NORHAYATI AHMAD 2011. Peninsular Malaysia’s first limbless lizard: a new species of skink of the genus Larutia (Böhme) from Pulau Pinang with a phylogeny of the genus. Zootaxa 2799: 29–40 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Smedley, N. 1932. Amphibians and reptiles from the Cameron Highlands, Malay Peninsula. Bull. Raffles Mus. 6: 105 - 123 [1931] - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Tweedie,M.W.F. 1940. Notes on Malayan reptiles. Bull. Raffles Mus., Singapore 16: 83-87
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