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Tropidophorus guangxiensis WEN, 1992

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesChinese: 广西棱蜥 
SynonymTropidophorus guangxiensis WEN 1992
Tropidophorus guangxiensis — GREER & BISWAS 2004 
DistributionChina (Guangxi, Hunan)

Type locality: Darning Shan, Wuming Xian (county), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China; 1,240 m elevation, (23° 23' N 108° 30' E).  
TypesHolotype: GMU (given as GMC, Guangxi Medical College) 85-032, a juvenile 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. This new species closely resembles Tropidophorus sinicus Boettger, but differs from the latter by the following characters: a single postmental, head nearly triangle, interparietal separating parietals (Boulenger, 1887; Smith, 1935; Tian and Jiang, 1986). 
  • Chuaynkern, Y., Nabhitabhata, J., Inthara, C. Kamsook, M. & K. Somsri 2005. A New Species of the Water Skink Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Northeast Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 1(2): 165-176 - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. & Biswas, S. 2004. A Generic Diagnosis for the Southeast Asian Scincid Lizard Genus Tropidophorus Dumeéril and Bibron, 1839 with Some Additional Comments on Its Morphology and Distribution. Journal of Herpetology 38 (3): 426-430 - get paper here
  • GUO Ke-Ji; MI Xiao-Qi; DENG Xue-Jian 2010. Tropidophorus—A New Record of Genus in Reptile in Hunan. Chinese J. Zool. - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Quang Truong; Nguyen Van Sang, Nikolai Orlov, Hoang Ngoc Thao, Wolfgang Böhme and Thomas Ziegler 2010. A review of the genus Tropidophorus (Squamata, Scincidae) from Vietnam with new species records and additional data on natural history. Zoosyst. Evol . 86 (1): 5 – 19
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Wen Y 1992. A new species of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Lacertilia) from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Asiatic Herpetological Research 4: 18-22 - get paper here
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