Vietnascincus rugosus DAREVSKY & ORLOV, 1994
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Vietnascincus rugosus?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Vietnascincus rugosus DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1994|
Vietnascincus rugosus — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Vietnascincus rugosus — BARABANOV & MILTO 2017
Type locality: Buoenloy, Gilai-Contum province, Vietnam, 700 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZISP (ZIL) 20409, adult female|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Arboreal alpha-palatal skinks, differ from all other lygosomine genera in the following combinations of characters: palatine bones meeting on the palate mesially; palatal rami of pterygoids separated mesially; pterygoid teeth absent; upper head shields rugose; eyelids well developed, the lower one with translucent disc; nostril in the back part of an undivided nasal, followed by the small postnasal; supranasals present; parietals meet each other behind interparietal; a pair of nuchal scales; dorsal scales sharply keeled; ear opening small with three small auricular lobules; tympanum sunk; limbs well developed, pentadactyl (see also Table 1).|
|Comment||Type Species: Vietnascincus rugosus DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1994 is the type species of the genus Vietnascincus DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1994.|
The species diagnosis is the same as that for the genus.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The species name derives from the Latin word “rugosus” — wrinkly.|