DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2013.00147

Asian Herpetological Research 2013/4:2 PP.147-150

New Distribution Records for Sphenomorphus tonkinensis(Lacertilia: Scincidae) with Notes on Its Variation and Diagnostic Characters

Sphenomorphus tonkinensis is a recently described new species based on specimens collected from northern Vietnam and Hainan, China. Herein, we report 13 additional specimens of S. tonkinensis from five new localities in Guangxi, Guangdong and Jiangxi, southern China. These specimens were compared with the type specimens of S. tonkinensis, which allows us to revise the diagnostic characteristics of this newly described species. Additional information on morphological variation, distribution and reproductive biology are provided, which extends our understanding of the natural history of S. tonkinensis.

Key words:Sphenomorphus tonkinensis, variation, diagnosis, range extension, southern China

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