Carlia caesius ZUG & ALLISON, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Carlia caesius?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Carlia caesius ZUG & ALLISON 2006|
|Distribution||Indonesia (Irian Jaya)|
Type locality: Indonesia, Papua Province [Freeport
Project Area], Timika [4.5417°S 136.8908°E]
|Types||Holotype: MZB AA15323, adult male, collected by Allen Allison,|
|Comment||Diagnosis: Carlia caesius is a member of the C. fusca complex and differs from all other complex members by the bright blue coloration of head and neck of adult males. Additionally, C. caesius averages (adult females mean 50 mm, adult males 52 mm SVL) smaller than C. ailanpalai, C. beccarii, C. eothen, and C. luctuosa, C.pulla, and larger than C. aramia, C. babarensis, C. leucotaenia, and C. tutela. C.caesius has fewer average Dorsals (46) than the similar sized C. fusca, C. leucotaenia, and C. mysi (48).|
|Etymology||The specific name derives from the Latin caesius for bluish-gray or sea blue in reference to the color of the throat and chin. It is proposed as a noun in apposition.|
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