A new, diminutive, upland Sphenomorphus fitzinger 1843 (Squamata

Scincidae) from the Belum-Temengor forest complex, Peninsular Malaysia

L. Lee Grismer, Norhayati Ahmad, Chan Kin Onn

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Abstract

A new species of diminutive, upland, forest floor skink, Sphenomorphus temengorensis sp. nov. is described from the Belum-Temengor forest complex in northern Peninsular Malaysia. This species is differentiated from all other 36 Sundaland species of Sphenomorphus on the basis of a unique suite of morphological and color pattern characteristics. This is the first reptile known to be endemic to the Belum-Temengor forest complex and underscores the need for additional field research in this area that is actively being logged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalZootaxa
Issue number2312
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2009

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Keywords

  • Belum-temengor forest complex
  • Malaysia
  • New species
  • Scincidae
  • Sphenomorphus
  • Sphenomorphus temengorensis

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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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A new, diminutive, upland Sphenomorphus fitzinger 1843 (Squamata : Scincidae) from the Belum-Temengor forest complex, Peninsular Malaysia. / Grismer, L. Lee; Ahmad, Norhayati; Onn, Chan Kin.

In: Zootaxa, No. 2312, 16.12.2009, p. 27-38.

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