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Scincella doriae (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Doria's Ground Skink, Doria's Smooth Skink
G: Dorias Glattskink
Chinese: 长肢滑蜥 
SynonymLygosoma doriae BOULENGER 1887: 620
Leiolopisma doriae — SCHMIDT 1927: 502
Leiolopisma doriae — SMITH 1935: 302
Leiolopisma doriae — TAYLOR 1963: 1048
Scincella doriae — GREER 1974
Scincella doriae — OUBOTER 1986: 40
Scincella doriae — SHEA & GREER 2002: 156
Scincella doriae — LINKEM et al. 2011 
DistributionChina (Sichuan, Yunnan), Vietnam,
N Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand (probably)

Type locality: hills W. of Bhamo, Myanmar (= Burma)  
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 89.3.25.26-27, Kakhim Hills, Burma, collected L. Fea; MSNG 6638, Bhamò, Burma, collected L. Fea. The description by Boulenger was based on three specimens, one adult from Kakhien Hills, and two half-grown specimens from Kakhien Hills and Bhamò. Other Syntypes: MNHN-RA 1893.0370; MRSN (= MSNTO) R1364, apparently collected by Fea, fide Brygoo (1985) and MSNG 6638 (three specimens from Kakhien Hills, under the same number as the Bhamò syntype), fide Capocacchia (1961). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A large Scincella with a mean snout-vent length of 56 mm (in adults) and strong legs. The prefrontals are narrowly separated or just touching each other. More than ten ciliars and four to five pairs of enlarged nuchals. The lateral dark band is much broken up by whitish spots (OUBOTER 1986: 40). 
CommentSynonyms that of OUBOTER (1986). 
EtymologyNamed after Marchese Giacomo Doria (1840-1913), Italian zoologist who collected in Persia (Iran) with de Filippi (1862-1863) and in Borneo with Beccari (1865-1866). He founded the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Turin (1867-1913), and was its first Director. 
References
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  • 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
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