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Carlia leucotaenia (BLEEKER, 1860)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHeteropus leucotaenia BLEEKER 1860: 38
Heteropus Schlegelii PETERS 1864: 57
Carlia schlegelii — BAUER et al. 1995: 64
Carlia leucotaenia — ZUG 2004 
DistributionIndonesia (Moluccas: Seram, Ambon, and probably adjacent islands)

Type locality: “Paulohi”

schlegelii: Type locality: “Timor” and “Amboina” [=Ambon]; restricted to Ambon by lectotype designation (ZUG 2004).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesNeotype: USNM 204786 (leucotaenia)
Syntypes: ZMB 4951 (2 specimen), 4981 (2 specimen) [schlegelii] 
Comment 
EtymologyHeteropus Schlegelii was named after Hermann Schlegel (1804-1884), German herpetologist. H. leucotaenia was named after the white (Greek “leukos”) dorsalateral and mid-lateral stripes (Greek “tainia” = ribbon). 
References
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Bleeker, P. 1860. Over de reptilïen-fauna van van [sic] Ceram. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 22: 35–38. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Greer, A. E. 1976. Notes on the systematics of the genus Carlia (Lacertilia: Scincidae). II. Carlia peroni (Dumeril and Bibron 1839). Herpetologica 32: 371-377 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1864. Die Eidechsenfamilie der Scincoiden, insbesondere über die Schneider'schen, Wiegmann'schen und neue Arten des zoologischen Museums. Monatsber. K. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1864: 44-58 - get paper here
  • 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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