Lygosoma quadrupes (Linnaeus, 1758), Linnaeus, 1758

Teynié, Alexandre, David, Patrick & Ohler, Annemarie, 2010, Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo, Zootaxa 2416, pp. 1-43: 16

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194395

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scientific name

Lygosoma quadrupes (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Lygosoma quadrupes (Linnaeus, 1758)   *

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Material examined. MNHN 2002.0428 (unsexed adult; SVL 61.1, TaL 71.0 mm), Batipuh, between Maninjau and Lake Singkara, Province of Sumatera Barat.

Taxonomic comments. This specimen is typical for the species ( De Rooij, 1915; Manthey & Grossmann, 1997).

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Sumatera Barat (first record in this work) and Sumatera Selatan ( De Rooij, 1915).

Previously the sole confirmed record from Sumatra was “Rawas in Palembang” ( De Rooij, 1915: 384; as Lygosoma chalcides   ), now Muarabeliti Baru, Province of Sumatera Selatan. This first record from Sumatera Barat represents a range extension along the Barisan Range by about 470 straight line kilometres from the previous locality.

Biology. Specimen MNHN 2002.0428 was actively crossing a forest track around 2000 hours under a strong rain shower in November.

Out of Sumatra, a specimen was observed in a fallow piece of land in the zoological park of Jakarta (Java), and another one ( MNHN 2002.0445), a large male (SVL 68 mm, TaL 38 mm) was collected in the suburbs of the city.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Scincidae

Genus

Lygosoma