First Record of the Mountain Ground Skink Scincella monticola (Schmidt, 1925) (Squamata: Scincidae) from Vietnam

Truong Quang Nguyen, Thien Tao Nguyen, Wolfgang Böhme, Thomas Ziegler


We herein report about the first record of the Mountain ground skink Scincella monticola from Vietnam. The species previously was only known from Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan, in China. Our first country record for Vietnam is based on a single male specimen collected from Mau Son Mountain, Lang Son Province. We comment on the synonymy and taxonomy of this species and provide first ecological notes for Vietnam.


Squamata; Scincidae; Scincella monticola; first country record; Vietnam; Lang Son Province

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