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Title :Taxonomic Status of Mabuya multicarinata (Gray, 1845) (Scincidae : Squamata : Reptilia) from Taiwan, with Comments on the Herpetofauna of Lanyu Island
Authors :Ota, Hidetoshi
Authors alternative :太田, 英利
Issue Date :Mar-1991
Abstract :A scincid lizard Mabuya multicarinata consists of two subspecies (M. m. multicarinata from the southern Philippines and M. m. borealis from the central and the northern Philippines) and two poorly studied populations isolated in Palau and Lanyu Island, Taiwan. In this paper, external characters of the Lanyu population are exmined and compared with those of the two Philippine subspecies. The results indicate subspecific allocation of the former to borealis rather than to the nominotypical subspecies. Biogeographical implications of the present findings are discussed.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :0286-9640
Publisher :琉球大学理学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/5440
Citation :琉球大学理学部紀要 = Bulletin of the College of Science. University of the Ryukyus no.51 p.11 -18
Appears in Collections:No.51 (1991/3)

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