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Lygosoma popae (SHREVE, 1940)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Pope's Writhing Skink 
SynonymRiopa popae SHREVE 1940
Riopa popae — MITTLEMAN 1952
Lygosoma popae — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 188
Lygosoma popae — GEISSLER et al. 2012
Lygosoma popae — MILLER & ZUG 2016
Riopa popae — FREITAS et al. 2019 

Type locality: mt. Popa, 1250 m elevation, Burma  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 44703 
Etymologynamed after Mount Popa in Burma [now Myanmar]. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Frank, Norman & Ramus, Erica 1995. A Complete Guide to Scientific and Common Names of Reptiles and Amphibians of the World. Pottsville: N G Publishing Inc., 377 pp.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mittleman, M.B. 1952. A generic synopsis of the Lizards of the Subfamily Lygosominae. Smithson. misc. Collns, 117: 1-35. - get paper here
  • Shreve,B. 1940. Reptiles and amphibians from Burma with descriptions of three new skinks. Proc. New England zool. Club 18: 17-26
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