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Scincella victoriana (SHREVE, 1940)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma victorianum SHREVE 1940: 17
Scincella victoriana — GREER 1974: 7
Scincella victoriana — SHEA & GREER 2002: 156
Scincella victoriana — LINKEM et al. 2011 

Type locality: Mt Victoria, Pokokku-Chin Hills, Myanmar (= Burma)  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 44738, 44739, paratype: MCZ 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. The only Scincella with distinctly keeled dorsal scales. A robust lizard with well developed limbs. A small number of body scales. Dorsal and lateral scales about equal in size (Ouboter 1986: 34). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Gonzalez, M., Kyi Soe Lwin and J. V. Vindum 2005. New records for Scincella victoriana (Shreve, 1940) from the Chin Hills, Myanmar. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. ser. 4, 56(26):391-392 - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Arvin C. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown 2011. Molecular systematics of the Philippine forest skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Sphenomorphus): testing morphological hypotheses of interspecific relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1217–1243 - get paper here
  • Neang, Thy; Somaly Chan, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr.. 2018. A new species of smooth skink (Squamata: Scincidae: Scincella) from Cambodia. Zoological Research, DOI: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2018.008 - get paper here
  • Ouboter P E 1986. A revision of the genus Scincella (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) of Asia, with some notes on its evolution. Zoologische Verhandelingen (229): 1-66 - 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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