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








Genus
Lygosoma

Southeast Asian Writhing Skinks, (Supple Skinks, Garden Skinks)

Südostasiatische Krümmenskinke

Sydøstasiatiske Vrideskinker

1827 Lygosoma Hardwicke & Gray (type species: Lacerta serpens Bloch 17766)
1834 Podophis Wiegmann (type species: Anguis quadrupes Linnaeus 1766; syn. Freitas, Datta-Roy, Karanth, Grismer & Siler 2019)
1952 Squamicilia Mittleman (type species: Eumeces isodactylus Günther 1864; syn. Freitas, Datta-Roy, Karanth, Grismer & Siler 2019)
Contents: 5 species, of which 2 (40.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included Mochlus, Riopa, and the species now assigned to Subdoluseps. These three genera were separated from Lygosoma in a revision by Freitas, Datta-Roy, Karanth, Grismer & Siler (2019), who, based on analyzed tissue samples, assigned only 5 species with certainty to Lygosoma. Nevertheless, because tissue samples were unavailable for many of the remaining species previously assigned to Lygosoma, the authors retained another 23 species in the genus, which were previously assigned to either Mochlus or Riopa. These species are, however, provisionally assigned herein to these two genera, based on distribution and/or following previous assignments or original descriptions, pending further studies.
Distribution: SE. Asia.
Reported from: Cambodia, China, Indonesia (Java), Laos, Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Penang Island, Perhentian Islands]), Philippines (Cuyo, Palawan), Thailand, Vietnam.

Lygosoma corpulentum

Annam Writhing Skink, Annam Supple Skink, Annammese Slender Skink, Corpulent Supple Skink, Fat Skink

Korpulenter Krümmenskink

Annam-vrideskink

1921 Lygosoma corpulentum Smith
Riopa corpulenta Smith 1935
Mochlus corpulentus Mittleman 1952
1996 Lygosoma carinatum Darevsky & Orlova (Geissler, Nguyen, Phung, Van Devender, Hartmann, Farkas, Ziegler & Böhme 2011)

Other common names:
carinatum: Keeled Supple Skink, Carinated Slender Skink
Distribution: Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.


Lygosoma isodactylum

Even-toed Writhing Skink, Even-toed Supple Skink, Central Supple Skink, Central Slender Skink

Gleichzehiger Krümmenskink

Enstået Vrideskink

1864 Eumeces isodactylus Günther
Lygosoma isodactylum Boulenger 1887
Riopa isodactyla Smith 1935
Squamicilia isodactyla Mittleman 1952

Distribution: Cambodia, Thailand.


Lygosoma quadrupes

Short-limbed Writhing Skink, Short-limbed Supple Skink, Common Slender Skink

Kurzbein-Krümmenskink

Kortbenet Vrideskink

1766 Anguis quadrupes Linnaeus
Podophis quadrupes Wiegmann 1834
Lygosoma quadrupes Cochran 1930
1766 Lacerta chalcides Linnaeus [not Lacerta chalcides Linnaeus 1758] (Taylor 1963)
Podophis chalcides Gray 1845
Lygosoma chalcides Cantor 1847
Eumeces chalcides Günther 1864
1776 Lacerta serpens Bloch (Siler, Heitz, Davis, Freitas, Aowphol, Termprayoon & Grismer 2018)
Mabuya serpens Fitzinger 1826
Lygosoma serpens Hardwicke & Gray 1827
1799 Scincus brachypus Schneider (Siler, Heitz, Davis, Freitas, Aowphol, Termprayoon & Grismer 2018)
1802 Seps pentadactylus Daudin (Siler, Heitz, Davis, Freitas, Aowphol, Termprayoon & Grismer 2018)
1839 Lygosoma abdominalis Gray (Siler, Heitz, Davis, Freitas, Aowphol, Termprayoon & Grismer 2018)
1839 Lygosoma brachypoda Duméril & Bibron (Siler, Heitz, Davis, Freitas, Aowphol, Termprayoon & Grismer 2018)

Remarks: Now restricted to Java (Siler, Heitz, Davis, Freitas, Aowphol, Termprayoon & Grismer 2018). Records from the Asian mainland refer to siamense.
Distribution: Indonesia (Java).


Lygosoma siamense

Siamese Writhing Skink, Siamese Supple Skink

Siamesischer Krümmenskink

Siamesisk Vrideskink

2018 Lygosoma siamensis Siler, Heitz, Davis, Freitas, Aowphol, Termprayoon & Grismer 2018

Remarks: Previously regarded as populations of quadrupes (Siler, Heitz, Davis, Freitas, Aowphol, Termprayoon & Grismer 2018). Exact distribution within China is unclear. No province records have been found during the literature studies for this work. Not listed for China by Wang, Ren, Chen, Lyu, Guo, Jiang, Chen, Li, Guo, Wang & Che (2020).
Distribution: Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Penang Island, Perhentian Islands]), Thailand, Vietnam.





Lygosoma tabonorum

Palawan Writhing Skink, Palawan Supple Skink

Palawan-Krümmenskink

Palawan-vrideskink

2016 Lygosoma tabonorum Heitz, Diesmos, Freitas, Ellsworth, Grismer, Aowphol, Brown & Siler

Distribution: Philippines (Cuyo, Palawan).