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Sphenomorphus mimicus TAYLOR, 1962

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Dwarf Forest Skink
G: Kleiner Waldskink 
SynonymSphenomorphus mimicus TAYLOR 1962
Sphenomorphus mimicus — TAYLOR 1963: 1000
Sphenomorphus mimicus — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 144 
DistributionThailand (Loei), Vietnam

Type locality: Dong Paya Fai Mts., N. Siam  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
Types: Holotype: BMNH 1935.11.5.15, Dong Paya Foi Mtns, N Siam, presented M.A. Smith 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: “Small skink, 36 mm. snout to vent; total length 94 mm.; prefrontals in contact, no supranasals, three supraoculars touch frontal; no postnasal; two frontoparietals; parietals enclose interparietal; one pair of nuchals; seven supralabials, the fifth and sixth enlarged; six infralabials, first small; one pair large preanals. Thirty scalerows about body at middle; ventral scales larger than dorsals; subcaudal scales enlarged. Lower eyelid scaly.” (Taylor 1962: 234) 
CommentPreliminary entry. Current status/name not known.

Distribution: not listed for Vietnam by SANG et al. 2009. 
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Andreas Schmitz, Tao Thien Nguyen, Nikolai L. Orlov, Wolfgang Böhme, and Thomas Ziegler 2011. Review of the Genus Sphenomorphus Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) in Vietnam, with Description of a New Species from Northern Vietnam and Southern China and the First Record of Sphenomorphus mimicus Taylor, 1962 from Vietnam. Journal of Herpetology 45 (2): 145-154.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1962. New oriental reptiles. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 43: 209-263 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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