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Lygosoma schneideri WERNER, 1900

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sumatran Supple Skink
G: Sumatra Laubskink 
SynonymLygosoma (Riopa) schneideri WERNER 1900: 487
Lygosoma bampfyldii — BOULENGER 1912: 93 (in part)
Lygosoma bampfyldei — DE ROOIJ 1915: 263 (in part)
Lygosoma bampfyldii — SMITH 1930: 36 (in part)
Riopa bampfyldei — SMITH 1937: 228
Mochlus bampfyledei — MITTLEMAN 1952: 22.
Lygosoma bampfyldei — GREER 1977: 915
Lygosoma bampfyldei — WELCH et al. 1990: 83
Riopa bampfyldii — DENZER & MANTHEY 1991: 317
Riopa bampfyldei — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 275
Riopa bampfyldei — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 27
Riopa bampfyldei — MALKMUS et al. 2002: 281
Lygosoma bampfyldei — DAS & YAAKOB 2007
Lygosoma bampfyldei — DAS 2010 238
Lygosoma bampfyldei — GRISMER 2008
Lygosoma bampfyldei — GRISMER 2011: 613 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: “Indragiri, Djapura”, Sumatra, Indonesia  
TypesHolotype: NMBA 4743, Adult male, accessioned into the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel by G. Schneider on 1 January 1900. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Lygosoma schneideri can be differentiated from all other Lygosoma by having the combination of a relatively large (SVL = 129 mm) robust body (PEC/SVL = 0.15); seven supralabials and infralabials; midline contact of the supranasals; prefrontals not in contact; frontoparietal contacting three supraoculars; large postinterparietal present; eight superciliaries; two postsuboculars, the first being small; one or two primary and three secondary and tertiary temporals; eight nuchal scales; a deep postnasal groove extending from the nasal scale to below the anterior portion of the eye and lying below the anterior loreals and lower preocular and above the second and third supralabials; scaly lower eyelid, no window; 45 midbody scale rows; 95 paravertebral scale rows; 98 ventral scale rows; 34 caudal scale rows at the tenth subcaudal; eight large precloacal scales; smooth to weakly keeled subdigital finger lamellae, 10 lamellae on third finger; keeled subdigital toe lamellae, 16 lamellae on fourth toe; low, round, small, palmar scales numbering seven across the base of the palm; head pattern consisting of a dark, continuous frontal and occipital band separated by a yellowish band; dark occipital band not confluent with lighter color of dorsum and tail. These characters are scored across all species in the L. bampfyldei group in Table 2 (Grismer et al. 2018). 
CommentSynonymy: synonymized with L. bampfyldei by KRAMER 1979 but resurrected from synonymy by Grismer et al. 2018.

Distribution: Das (2010) reports this species from “north-western Sumatra (Indrajiri, Riau Province)” however the type locality listed by Werner (1910) “Indragiri, Djapura” is in southeastern Sumatra (Fig. 1 in Grismer et al. 2018). 
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