Rediscovery and re-description of the holotype of <em>Lygosoma vittigerum</em> (= <em>Lipinia vittigera</em>) Boulenger, 1894
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Bucklitsch, Y., Geissler, P., Hartmann, T., Doria, G., & Koch, A. (2012). Rediscovery and re-description of the holotype of <em>Lygosoma vittigerum</em> (= <em>Lipinia vittigera</em>) Boulenger, 1894. Acta Herpetologica, 7(2), 325–329. https://doi.org/10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-11037
AbstractWe report about the rediscovery of the holotype of the Southeast Asian striped skink Lipinia vittigera and provide a detailed redescription together with photographs and drawings. The species was first described by George Albert Boulenger in 1894 as Lygosoma vittigerum based on a specimen collected by Elio Modigliani on the island of Sereinu (= Sipura), west of Sumatra. The original type specimen was considered to be lost for more than a century and was recently rediscovered in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “Giacomo Doria” (MSNG) in Genova, Italy.
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