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Lygosoma koratense SMITH, 1917

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Koraten Writhing Skink
G: Korat-Laubskink 
SynonymLygosoma koratense SMITH 1917: 222
Riopa koratense — SMITH 1935: 314
Riopa koratense — TAYLOR 1963: 965
Lygosoma khoratense (Riopa khoratense)— COX et al. 1998: 115
Riopa koratense — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 143
Lygosoma koratense — GEISSLER et al. 2012 
DistributionThailand (Dong Phaya Fai mountains between C and NE Thailand)

Type locality: Lat Bua Kao, Dong Paya Fai Mts., E. Siam  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.3.51 (formerly 1917.5.14.11), 1946.8.3.63-64 (formerly 1921.4.1.163-164), MCZ 39323, Lat Bua Kao, East Siam, collected M.A. Smith. 
  • 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
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • 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
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; EVAN S. H. QUAH, ZAHARIL DUZULKAFLY & PAUL YAMBUN 2018. On the taxonomy of Lygosoma bampfyldei Bartlett, 1895 (Squamata: Scincidae) with descriptions of new species from Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia and the resurrection of Lygosoma schneideri Werner, 1900. Zootaxa 4438 (3): 528–550 - get paper here
  • Harbig, P. 1988. Erste Beobachtungen bei der Haltung und Nachzucht des Khoratskinks, Riopa koratense (SMITH 1917). Sauria 10 (3): 3-6 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1917. Descriptions of new reptiles and a new batrachian from Siam. J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 2: 221-225 - 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.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
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