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Carlia mysi ZUG, 2004

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymCarlia mysi ZUG 2004: 45
Carlia mysi — MCCOY 2006 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (north coast from Manam Island eastward to Cape Vogel), Bismarck Archipelago; Bougainville populations are probably introduced (McCOY 1980); Solomon Islands (Bougainville, Shortland, Faisi Island)

Type locality: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Gusika (near Finschhafen).  
TypesHolotype: USNM 119269 
EtymologyNamed after Benoit Mys who died in a vehicle accident in 1990 while doing fieldwork in northern PNG. 
  • Austin, Christopher C.; Eric N. Rittmeyer; Lauren A. Oliver; John O. Andermann; George R. Zug; Gordon H. Rodda; Nathan D. Jackson 2011. The bioinvasion of Guam: inferring geographic origin, pace, pattern and process of an invasive lizard (Carlia) in the Pacific using multi-locus genomic data. Biol Invasions 13:1951–1967 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • O'Shea, Mark and Owen Paiva. 2014. Carlia curta (Papuan litter skink) and Carlia mysi (Mys' rainbow skink) mass avian predation. Herpetological Review 45 (3): 493-494 - 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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