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Taxonomy of the family Scincidae
Bibliography of the genus Lamprolepis
Biodiversity of the family Scincidae








Genus
Lamprolepis

Malay Archipelago Tree Skinks

Indoaustralische Baumskinke

Malayiske Træskinker

1843 Lamprolepis Fitzinger (type species: Scincus smaragdinus Lesson 1830)
1845 Keneuxia Gray (type species: Scincus smaragdinus Lesson 1830; syn. Greer 1970)
Contents: 4 species, of which 3 (75.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonnym of Dasia. Revalidated by Greer (1970).
Distribution: Malay Archipelago, SW. Pacific Ocean.
Reported from: Brunei, East Timor (incl. Atauro Island), Indonesia (Alor, Ambon, Babar Islands, Bacan, Banda Islands, Banggai Islands, Biak, Boano, Buru, Buton, Damar, Flores, Halmahera, Haruku, Hoga, Java, Kabaena, Kai Islands, Kalimantan, Kisar, Laut (off Seram), Lembata, Lombok, Misool, Morotai, Numfoor, Obi, Pantar, Rote, Salawati, Sangir Islands [incl. Biaro, Sangir], Saparua, Savu, Selayar, Semau, Seram, Sula Islands, Sulawesi, Sumba, Sumbawa, Supiori, Talaud Islands, Tanimbar Islands [Yamdena], Ternate, Togian Islands, Waigeo, Western New Guinea, Wetar, Yapen), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Marshall Islands (incl. Arno Atoll), Micronesia (incl. Pohnpei [incl. Ant Atoll]), Palau, Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Admiralty Islands (Manus), Duke of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi], d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago [Misima, Sudest], Woodlark, North Solomon Islands [Bougainville], Trobriand Islands), Philippines (Apo, Babuyan Islands [incl. Babuyan Claro, Calayan, Camiguin Norte, Dalupiri, Fuga], Balicasag, Bantayan, Bohol, Bonoon, Bonson, Boracay, Calagnaan, Calamian Islands [incl. Busuanga], Caluya, Camiguin Sur, Camotes Islands [incl. Pacijan, Ponson, Poro], Carabao, Catanduanes, Cebu, Dinagat, Gigantes Islands [Gigante Norte, Gigante Sur], Guimaras, Inampulugan, Jao, Lapinig Islands [Lapinig Chico, Lapinig Grande], Leyte, Luzon, Maestre de Campo, Mantique, Masbate, Miangas, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Olango, Palawan, Palmas, Panay, Romblon, Samar, Semirara, Siargao, Sibay, Sibuyan, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [incl. Basilan, Bitinan, Bongao, Bubuan, Gounan Islands (Great Gounan, Little Gounan), Jolo, Papahag, Sangasanga, Siasi, Sibutu, Simonor, Sitanki, Tawi-Tawi, Simunul], Tablas, Tilmubo, Solomon Islands (incl. Taumako, Santa Cruz Islands).

Lamprolepis leucosticta

Java Tree Skink, White-spotted Tree Skink

Java-Baumskink

Javansk Træskink

1923 Lygosoma leucostictum Müller
Dasia leucosticta Mertens 1971
Lamprolepis leucosticta Inger & Brown 1980

Remarks: This species was unintentionally overlooked by Greer (1970) in his redefinition of the genera Apterygodon, Dasia, and Lamprolepis. Although leucosticta shares a number of similarities with Lamprolepis, Mertens (1971) provisionally retained the species in Dasia, however, it was later transferred to Lamprolepis (Inger & Brown 1980).
Distribution: Indonesia (Java).


Lamprolepis nieuwenhuisii

Kalimantan Tree Skink, (Nieuwenhuis' Tree Skink)

Kalimantan-Baumskink

Kalimantan-træskink

1905 Lygosoma nieuwenhuisii Lidth de Jeude
Dasia nieuwenhuisi Smith 1937
Lamprolepis nieuwenhuisi Greer 1970

Distribution: Borneo.
Reported from: Brunei, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).


Lamprolepis smaragdina

Emerald Tree Skink, Emerald Skink, Spotted Green Tree Skink, Eastern Litter Skink, Dwarf Prehensile-tailed Skink, (Olive Tree Skink)

Smaragdskink

Smaragdskink

1830 Scincus smaragdinus Lesson
Lygosoma smaragdina Duméril & Bibron 1839
Keneuxia smaragdina Gray 1845
Dasia smaragdinum Barbour 1911
Lamprolepis smaragdina Greer 1970
1830 Scincus viridipunctus Lesson (Dryden & Taylor 1969)
Dasia smaragdinum viridipunctum Mertens 1929
Lamprolepis smaragdina viridipuncta David, Pauwels, Lays & Lenglet 2006
1837 Scincus coelestinus Guérin-Méneville (Mertens 1929)
1837 Scincus valencienesii Guérin-Méneville (Mertens 1929)
1872 Lygosoma smaragdinum viridifuscum Peters (Mertens 1929)
1894 Lygosoma acutirostre Oudemans (De Rooij 1915)
Dasia smaragdinum acutirostre Mertens 1929
1911 Dasia smaragdinum moluccarum Barbour
Lamprolepis smaragdina moluccara Setiady & Hamidy 2006
1915 Lygosoma smaragdinum celebense De Rooij [not Lygosoma celebense Müller 1894] (Mertens 1929)
1918 Lygosoma smaragdinum elberti Sternfeld
Dasia smaragdinum elberti Mertens 1929
1918 Lygosoma smaragdinum nigrum Sternfeld [not Eumeces niger Jacquinot & Guichenot 1853]
1921 Dasia smaragdinum perviridis Barbour
Lamprolepis smaragdina perviridis Greer 1970
1929 Dasia smaragdinum melas Mertens [substitute name for Lygosoma smaragdinum nigrum Sternfeld 1918]
1929 Dasia smaragdinum philippinicum Mertens
Lamprolepis smaragdina philippinica Greer 1970
Lamprolepis smaragdina philippinica David, Pauwels, Lays & Lenglet 2006
1931 Lygosoma smaragdinum pisangensis Brongersma
Dasia smaragdinum pisangense Daan & Hillenius 1966

Other common names:
philippinica: Philippine Emerald Tree Skink
Introduced to: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal).
Distribution: East Timor (incl. Atauro Island), Indonesia (Alor, Ambon, Babar Islands, Bacan, Banda Islands, Banggai Islands, Biak, Boano, Buru, Buton, Damar, Flores, Halmahera, Haruku, Hoga, Java, Kabaena, Kai Islands, Kisar, Laut (off Seram), Lembata, Lombok, Misool, Morotai, Numfoor, Obi, Pantar, Rote, Salawati, Sangir Islands [incl. Biaro, Sangir], Saparua, Savu, Selayar, Semau, Seram, Sula Islands, Sulawesi, Sumba, Sumbawa, Supiori, Talaud Islands, Tanimbar Islands [Yamdena], Ternate, Togian Islands, Waigeo, Western New Guinea, Wetar, Yapen), Marshall Islands (incl. Arno Atoll), Micronesia (incl. Pohnpei [incl. Ant Atoll]), Palau, Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Admiralty Islands (Manus), Duke of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi], d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago [Misima, Sudest], Woodlark, North Solomon Islands [Bougainville], Trobriand Islands), Philippines (Apo, Babuyan Islands [incl. Babuyan Claro, Calayan, Camiguin Norte, Dalupiri, Fuga], Balicasag, Bantayan, Bohol, Bonoon, Bonson, Boracay, Calagnaan, Calamian Islands [incl. Busuanga], Caluya, Camiguin Sur, Camotes Islands [incl. Pacijan, Ponson, Poro], Carabao, Catanduanes, Cebu, Dinagat, Gigantes Islands [Gigante Norte, Gigante Sur], Guimaras, Inampulugan, Jao, Lapinig Islands [Lapinig Chico, Lapinig Grande], Leyte, Luzon, Maestre de Campo, Mantique, Masbate, Miangas, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Olango, Palawan, Palmas, Panay, Romblon, Samar, Semirara, Siargao, Sibay, Sibuyan, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [incl. Basilan, Bitinan, Bongao, Bubuan, Gounan Islands (Great Gounan, Little Gounan), Jolo, Papahag, Sangasanga, Siasi, Sibutu, Simonor, Sitanki, Tawi-Tawi, Simunul], Tablas, Tilmubo, Solomon Islands (incl. Taumako, Santa Cruz Islands).


Lamprolepis smaragdina
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Lamprolepis vyneri

Sarawak Tree Skink, (Vyner's Tree Skink)

Sarawak-Baumskink

Sarawak-træskink

1905 Lygosoma vyneri Shelford
Dasia vyneri Smith 1937
Lamprolepis vyneri Greer 1970

Remarks: Linkem, Brown, Siler, Evans, Austin, Iskandar, Diesmos, Supriatna, Andayani & McGuire (2013) showed that vyneri is more closely related to the species of the genus Dasia, however, they did not formally transfer the species to this genus.
Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).