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Tropidophorus baconi HIKIDA, RIYANTO & OTA, 2003

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymTropidophorus baconi HIKIDA, RIYANTO & OTA 2003
Tropidophorus baconi — HONDA et al. 2006 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi)

Type locality: Patunuang Natural Reserve (5°03’07’’S, 119°43’07’’ E), South Sulawesi, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: MZB Lace 3789 
EtymologyNamed after James P. Bacon, a biologist working on Tropidophorus until his death in 1986. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Hikida, T.; Riyanto, A. & Ota, H. 2003. A new water skink of the genus Tropidophorus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Current Herpetology 22 (1): 29-36 - get paper here
  • Honda, Masanao; Ota, Hidetoshi; Murphy, Robert W.; and Hikida, Tsutomu. 2006. Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Scincidae) a molecular approach. Zoologica Scripta 35 (1):85-95 - get paper here
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Walter R. Erdelen 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Indonesia: issues and problems. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 4 (1): 60-87 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Wanger, T. C., I. Motzke, S. Saleh & D. T. Iskandar 2011. The amphibians and reptiles of the Lore Lindu National Park area, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Salamandra 47 (1): 17-29 - get paper here
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