Eutropis multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820)

Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.757.24453

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:559E4F4F-7C35-4380-89D5-BA42A5D38004

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scientific name

Eutropis multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820)
status

 

Eutropis multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820)  Common Sun Skink Fig. 4D

Description.

Immature male 60.8 mm SVL, 82 mm regenerated TailL; 27.2 mm HeadL; 45% TrunkL/SVL, 41% HindlL/SVL, 23% HeadL/SVL, 65% HeadW/HeadL, 42% HeadH/HeadL, 40% SnEye/HeadL, 30% EyeEar/HeadL. Supralabials 7, 5th largest and beneath eye, 7 infralabials; 47 dorsal scale rows from nape to above vent, dorsal scales tricarinate; 32 scales around midbody; 13 fourth finger lamellae, 19 fourth toe lamellae. In preservative, dark above and dusky white below; scattered small white spots laterally between ear and forelimb.

Natural history notes.

Specimens were seen in both primary and secondary forest.

General Distribution.

Widespread, Northeast India through southern China to Taiwan southward into Sundanese Indonesia and Philippines.

Molecular Data.

Our specimen was placed in its own COIBIN and is 3.65-7.9% sequence divergence from many other specimens in BOLD, ranging from Vietnam to Indonesia. Our 16S sequence is 98-99% similar to specimens in GenBank, including CAS 212916 from Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar (erroneously reported as " CAS 2120916" in GenBank), and was placed in a 16S clade with other E. multifasciata  . There are several clades in the 16S tree, with deep divergences (~8%), indicating that this represents a species complex in need of revision.

Specimens examined.

USNM 587037.

Red List status.

NE.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Scincidae

Genus

Eutropis