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1 July 2010 A new species of Scincella (Squamata: Scincidae) from Vietnam
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We describe a new species of Scincella similar to Sphenomorphus tridigitus based on a single specimen from Lang Son Province, northeastern Vietnam. The new species differs from the latter by presence of lower eyelids with undivided opaque window, forelimbs with five digits, and by absence of prefrontals. Scincella apraefrontalis sp. n. is distinguished from all other species of Scincella and all other Asian limbreduced lygosomines by a combination of the following characters: no supranasals; no prefrontals; nasal and first supralabial fused; six supralabials; lower eyelid with undivided opaque disc; no external ear openings; 18 midbody scale rows; and pentadactyl limbs.

Quang Truong Nguyen, Van Sang Nguyen, Wolfgang Böhme, and Thomas Ziegler "A new species of Scincella (Squamata: Scincidae) from Vietnam," Folia Zoologica 59(2), 115-121, (1 July 2010). https://doi.org/10.25225/fozo.v59.i2.a6.2010
Received: 7 January 2009; Accepted: 1 April 2009; Published: 1 July 2010
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