First record of the Borneo Earless Monitor Lanthanotus borneensis

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First record of the Borneo Earless Monitor Lanthanotus borneensis (Steindachner, 1877) (Reptilia: Lanthanotidae) in West Kalimantan(Indonesian Borneo)

Abstract: The following paper presents the first published record of the cryptic Borneo Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis Steindachner, 1877) from West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo).  This sole member of the family Lanthanotidae is endemic to Borneo.  Since its description in 1877, all locality records of specimens refer to Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo).  The recent discovery of this “living fossil” in an oil palm estate under development in Landak District expands its known distribution southward to Kalimantan.

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