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Carlia caesius ZUG & ALLISON, 2006

IUCN Red List - Carlia caesius - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCarlia caesius ZUG & ALLISON 2006 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Indonesia, Papua Province [Freeport
Project Area], Timika [4.5417°S 136.8908°E]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZB AA15323, adult male, collected by Allen Allison, 
Comment 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • 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
  • ZUG,G.R. & A. ALLISON 2006. New Carlia fusca complex lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from New Guinea, Papua-Indonesia. Zootaxa 1237: 27-44 - get paper here
 
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