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Carlia babarensis (KOPSTEIN, 1926)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma fuscum babarensis KOPSTEIN 1926: 88
Lygosoma fuscum barbarense — TIEDEMANN et al. 1994
Carlia babarensis — ZUG 2004 
DistributionIndonesia (Kepulauan Babar, Kepulauan Tanimbar)

Type locality: “Tepa, Babar-Inseln” and “Samlakki, Tenimber-Inseln”; restricted to Tepa [7° 52’ S, 129° 31’ E], Babar Kepulauan by ZUG 2004.  
TypesLectotype: RMNH 5518, designated by Zug (2004) 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Dolman, Gaynor & Andrew F. Hugall 2008. Combined mitochondrial and nuclear data enhance resolution of a rapid radiation of Australian rainbow skinks (Scincidae: Carlia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49 (3): 782-794 - get paper here
  • Kopstein,P.F. 1926. Reptilien von den Molukken und den benachbarten Inseln. Zoologische Mededelingen 1: 71-112 - get paper here
  • Tiedemann,F.; Häupl,M. & Grillitsch,H. 1994. Katalog der Typen der herpetologischen Sammlung nach dem Stand vom 1. Jänner 1994. Teil II: Reptilia. Kat. wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 10 (Vertebrata 4): 1-110
  • Zug,G. R. 2004. Systematics of the Carlia “fusca” lizards (Squamata: Scincidae) of New Guinea and Nearby Islands. Bishop Mus. Bull. Zool. 5: 1-83
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