Smith's blind skink

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Smith's blind skink
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Dibamidae
Genus: Dibamus
D. smithi
Binomial name
Dibamus smithi
Greer, 1985

Smith's blind skink (Dibamus smithi) is a species of legless lizard in the family Dibamidae. The species is endemic to Vietnam.


The specific name, smithi, is in honor of British herpetologist Malcolm Arthur Smith.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

D. smithi is found in central Vietnam.[3]


The preferred natural habitat of D. smithi is forest, at altitudes of 1,212–1,515 m (3,976–4,970 ft).[1]


D. smithi is oviparous.[3]


  1. ^ a b Nguyen, T.Q.; Bain, R.H.; Hallermann, J. (2018). "Dibamus smithi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T177544A112130900. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T177544A112130900.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Dibamus smithi, p. 247).
  3. ^ a b Species Dibamus smithi at The Reptile Database

Further reading[edit]

  • Greer AE (1985). "The Relationships of the Lizard Genera Anelytropsis and Dibamus ". Journal of Herpetology 19 (1): 116–156. (Dibamus smithi, new species).
  • Nguyen VS, Ho TC, Nguyen QT (2009). Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Chimaira / Serpents Tale. 768 pp. ISBN 978-3899734621.