Carlia bomberai ZUG & ALLISON, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Carlia bomberai?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Carlia bomberai ZUG & ALLISON 2006|
|Distribution||Indonesia (Irian Jaya)|
Type locality: Indonesia, Papua Province, Tanah Merah
village [2.4382°S 133.1350°E].
|Types||Holotype: MZB AA16285, adult male, collected by Allen Allison, 14 March 2002.|
|Comment||Diagnosis: Carlia bomberai is a member of the C. fusca complex; adults are unicolored brown, occasionally with persistence of the juvenile dark brown lateral band on neck and anterior trunk thereby differing from adults of the variously striped complex members (C. aenigma, C. aramia, C. babarensis, C. beccarii, C. caesius, C. digulensis, C. eothen, C. fusca, C. leucotaenia, C. luctuosa, C. mysi, and C. pulla). Additionally, C. bomberai averages (adult females mean 47 mm, adult males 51 mm SVL) smaller than C. ailanpalai, C. beccarii, C. eothen, C. luctuosa, and C. pulla and larger than C. aramia, C. babarensis, C. leucotaenia, and C. tutela. C. bomberai has fewer average Dorsals (47) than C. fusca, C. leucotaenia, and C. mysi (48).|
|Etymology||The specific name derives from the origin (occurrence) of these populations on the Bomberai Peninsula. It is proposed as a noun in apposition.|
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