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Tropidophorus thai SMITH, 1919

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Thai Stream Skink, Thai Water Skink
G: Thai-Wasserskink 
SynonymTropidophorus thai SMITH 1919
Tropidophorus thai — SMITH 1935: 328
Tropidophorus thai — TAYLOR 1963: 992
Tropidophorus thai — COX et al. 1998: 121
Tropidophorus thai — HONDA et al. 2006 
DistributionN Thailand, Myanmar (= Burma) [fide TAYLOR 1963]

Type locality: Pa Meang, Me Wang district, N. Siam  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.20.73-75 (formerly 1921.4.1.145-147), Pa Meang, Me Wang, N. Siam, collected M.A. Smith x.1919. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chuaynkern, Yodchaiy, Chantip Chuaynkern, Jirachai Arkajag, Staphon Tongpun and Prateep Duengkae. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Tropidophorus thai (Thai water skink). Herpetological Review 45 (1): 93 - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • Hikida, T.; Orlov, N.L.; Nabhitabhata, J. & Ota, H. 2002. Three new depressed-bodied water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Thailand and Vietnam. Current Herpetology 21 (1): 9-23 - 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
  • 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
  • Smith, M.A. 1919. The lizards of the genus Tropidophorus in Siam, with descriptions of two new species. J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 3: 223-228 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
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