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Lygosoma lineolatum (STOLIZCKA, 1870)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Striped Writhing Skink 
SynonymRiopa lineolata STOLIZCKA 1870: 107, 176
Riopa cyanella STOLIZCKA 1872: 130
Lygosoma cyanellum — BOULENGER 1887: 312
Lygosoma feae BOULENGER 1887: 623
Lygosoma calamus BOULENGER 1887: 314
Lygosoma lineolatum — BOULENGER 1890: 207
Lygosoma cyanellum — HORA 1927: 5
Lygosoma calamus — HORA 1927: 6
Riopa lineolata — SMITH 1935: 320
Lygosoma lineolatum — ZUG et al. 1998
Lygosoma lineolatum — GEISSLER et al. 2012
Riopa lineolata — FREITAS et al. 2019 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma) (Pegu, Moulmein, Martaban, Rangoon, Prome, Pyinmana, N. Chin Hills, Dawna Hills, Minhla), Bangladesh

Type locality: ‘Martaban’ (= Mottama, southern Myanmar). The intended formal description gave the type locality as ‘Martaban, opposite to Moulmein’.  
TypesSyntypes: NMW 16645:1-2, donated by Stolizcka. Erroneously given as BMNH 1946.8.6.85, ZSI 3218.
Syntypes: NMW [Riopa cyanella]
Holotype: MSNG 6635 [feae] 
CommentSynonyms and distribution after SMITH 1935. Riopa lineolata STOLICZKA 1870 was described twice, in two different papers. 
  • 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
  • Boulenger,G.E. 1887. An account of the Scincoid lizards collected from Burma for the Genoa Civic Museum by Messrs. G.B. Comotto and L. Fea. Ann. Mus. Civ. Genova (2) 4: 618-624 - 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
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • 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
  • Hora, S.L. 1927. Notes on lizards in the Indian Museum. III. On the unnamed collection of lizards of the family Scincidae. Records of the Indian Museum 29: 1-6
  • Mahony, S. and A. H. M. Ali Reza. 2007. A herpetological collection from the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, with two new species records for the country. Hamadryad 32 (1): 45-56
  • 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. 1870. Observations of some Indian and Malayan Amphibia and Reptilia (abstract). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 6: 105-109 - get paper here
  • Stoliczka, F. 1870. Observations on some Indian and Malayan Amphibia and Reptilia. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 134-228. - get paper here
  • Stolizcka, F. 1872. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 41: 130 - get paper here
  • Zug, George R.;Win, Htun;Thin, Thin;Min, Than Zaw;Lhon, Win Zaw;Kyaw, Kyaw 1998. Herpetofauna of the Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary, north-central Myanmar with preliminary observations of their Natural History. Hamadryad 23 (2): 111-120
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