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Tropidophorus mocquardii BOULENGER, 1895

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymTropidophorus mocquardii BOULENGER 1895
Tropidophorus mocquardii — DE ROOIJ 1915: 276
Tropidophorus beccardii (PETERS) [fide MANTHEY 1983]
Tropidophorus mocquardi — MANTHEY 1983
Tropidophorus mocquarti BOULENGER — ANANJEVA et al. 1988 
DistributionMalaysia (Borneo)

Type locality: “Kina Baloo, N. Borneo”.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.13.61-62 (formerly, Kina Balu, collected A. Everett; MNHN-RA 1889.0188-0189, Mt Kina Balu, N Borneo, collected Whitehead. 
DiagnosisDescription: Head large, swollen at the temples; head-shields smooth; frontonasal single; praefrontals in contact; frontal a little longer than frontoparietals and interparietal together; five supraoculars; frontoparietals shorter than the interparietal; parietals in contact; seven upper labials, fifth and sixth largest and below the eye, five lower labials; postmental smaller than in the preceding species, followed by two pair of shields. Tympanum smaller than the eye-opening. Body slender, with 34 smooth scales, ventrals largest. Praeanal region covered with one plate. Tail compressed, not quite one time and a half the length of head and body. Limbs strong ; digits rather short, with smooth lamellae below (de Rooij 1915: 276).

Coloration: Brown above, with dark transverse bands; flanks white-spotted. Lower parts whitish (de Rooij 1915: 276).

Size: Length of head and body 95 mm.; tail 107 mm (de Rooij 1915: 276). 
CommentNot listed in BOULENGER, Cat. Liz.
Listed as synonym of T. beccarii by MALKMUS et al. (2002), citing SMITH 1923 as source. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1895. Second report on additions to the lizard collection in the Natural History Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1894: 722-736 [published in April 1895 fide A. Bauer] - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1923. A review of the lizards of the genus Tropidophorus on the Asiatic mainland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1923: 775-781 - get paper here
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