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Lygosoma anguinum (THEOBALD, 1868)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymRiopa anguina THEOBALD 1868: 27 (part.)
Riopa anguina — ANDERSON 1871: 159
Riopa anguina — STOLICZKA 1871: 195
Lygosoma anguininum — BOULENGER 1887: 313
Riopa anguina — SMITH 1935: 321
Lygosoma anguinum — GEISSLER et al. 2012
Riopa anguina — FREITAS et al. 2019 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma) (Pegu district), Thailand

Type locality: Pegu district  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 5197 
  • Anderson, J. 1871. On some Indian reptiles. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1871: 149-211 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • FREITAS, ELYSE S.; ANIRUDDHA DATTA-ROY, PRAVEEN KARANTH, L. LEE GRISMER and CAMERON D. SILER 2019. Multilocus phylogeny and a new classification for African, Asian and Indian supple and writhing skinks (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186 (4): 1067–1096 - get paper here
  • GEISSLER, PETER; TIMO HARTMANN & THY NEANG 2012. A new species of the genus Lygosoma Hardwicke & Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Scincidae) from northeastern Cambodia, with an updated identification key to the genus Lygosoma in mainland Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 3190: 56–68 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, J.; Ananjeva, N.; Orlov, N. & Tillack, F. 2002. Leonardo Fea's historical collections of Amphibia and Reptilia from Burma deposited at the Zoologisches Museum Hamburg. Mitt. Hamb. Zool. Mus. Inst. 99: 139-153 - get paper here
  • Miller, A. H. and G. R. Zug 2016. An enigmatic Lygosoma (Reptilia: Scincidae) from northern Myanmar. Herpetological Review 47(3): 373-374. - get paper here
  • Siler, Cameron D.; Brendan B. Heitz, Drew R. Davis, Elyse S. Freitas, Anchalee Aowphol, Korkhwan Termprayoon and L. Lee Grismer 2018. New Supple Skink, Genus Lygosoma (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae), from Indochina and Redescription of Lygosoma quadrupes (Linnaeus, 1766). Journal of Herpetology 52 (3): 332-347. - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Stoliczka, F. 1871. Notes on new or little-known Indian lizards. Proc. asiat. Soc. Bengal (Calcutta) 1871: 192-195 - get paper here
  • Stoliczka, F. 1872. Notes on various new or little-known Indian lizards. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal xli (2): 86-135 - get paper here
  • Theobald, William 1868. Catalogue of the reptiles of British Birma, embracing the provinces of Pegu, Martaban, and Tenasserim; with descriptions of new or little-known species. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 10: 4-67. - get paper here
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