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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
Lygosoma vittigerum kronfanum — SMITH 1922: 209 (partim) (tentative)
Lipinia vittigera (partim) — MAHONY 2008: 239 (?)
Lipinia vittigera (partim) — GRISMER et al. 2011: 62 (?)
Lipinia vittigera (partim) — VASSILIEVA et al. 2016: 167 
DistributionS Vietnam (Dak Lak, Lam Dong and Binh Phuok, An Giang Provinces), N Cambodia (Preah Vihear Province)

Type locality: tree trunk in a pine forest in Chu Yang Sin NP, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam (N12.40611°, E108.35361°; 950 m elevation)  
TypesHolotype: ZMMU R13920-58, adult female (Figure 14), collected by Eduard A. Galoyan on 30 March 2013.
Paratypes: ZMMU R13920-55–57, three adult males with same collection information as holotype; ZMMU R13449, adult male collected by Nikolay A. Poyarkov on the edge of a forest road in Dac Ca River valley, Bu Gia Map NP, Binh Phuok Province, Vietnam (N12.1931°, E107.2121°; 545 m a.s.l.) on 16 April 2009; ZMMU R13934-112, adult male, and ZMMU R13934-101, juvenile, collected by Eduard A. Galoyan and Anna B. Vassilieva from Loc Bac forest (operated by Loc Bac Forest Enterprise), Loc Bao Commune, Bao Lam District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam (N11.73806°, E107.70694°; 850 m a. s.l.) on 7 April 2013; ZFMK 90419, adult female, collected by T. Hartmann from Kulen Prum Tep WS, Preah Vihear Province, Kulen District (N13.8851°, E104.8820°; 70 m a.s.l.) on 10 July 2009. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Small (SVL up to 44.4 mm) species of Lipinia, differentiated from congeners by the following combination of external morphological traits: external ear opening present; lower eyelid bearing large transparent spectacle; 28–32 midbody scale rows; 48 – 58 middorsal scales between parietals and point above vent; 20 – 26 subdigital lamellae under finger IV; 29 – 33 lamellae under toe IV; prefrontals in broad contact; seven supralabials, seven infralabials; middorsal light stripe from snout tip to tail base; two paravertebral dark stripes, continuing on anterior part of tail; two dorsolateral light stripes, distinct on head and anterior third of trunk; narrow lateral dark stripe from loreals to anterior half of trunk. 
CommentDistribution: A photo record of Lipinia trivittata sp. nov. from Khao Soi Dao NP in Chanthaburi Province of eastern Thailand (Figure 6D) indicates that the range of the species is likely wider than currently known and possibly extends to the Cambodian part of the Cardamoms (Poyarkov et al. 2019). 
EtymologyThe species epithet is an adjective in nominative singular (feminine gender) derived from the Latin "tri-" for three and "vitta" for a head band (see above), referring to its prominent three stripes (one light middorsal stripe and two dark paravertebral stripes) in dorsal view. 
  • 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
  • Kwet, A. 2020. Liste der im Jahr 2019 neubeschriebenen Reptilien. Elaphe 2020 (3): 44-67
  • Mahony, Stephen 2008. Lipinia vittigera. Herpetological Review 39 (2): 239 - get paper here
  • Poyarkov Jr., N. A., Geissler, P., Gorin, V. A., Dunayev, E. A., Hartmann, T., Suwannapoom, C. 2019. Counting stripes: revision of the Lipinia vittigera complex (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) with description of two new species from Indochina. Zoological Research 40(5): 358-393 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1922. Notes on Reptiles and Batrachians from Siam and Indo-China (No. 1). J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 4: 203-214
  • Vassilieva, Anna B.; Eduard A. Galoyan, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, and Peter Geissler 2016. A Photographic Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lowland Monsoon Forests of Southern Vietnam. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 324 pp.; ISBN 978-3-89973- 465-2
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