Carlia nigrauris ZUG, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Carlia nigrauris?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Carlia nigrauris ZUG 2010|
|Distribution||Indonesia (Pulau Tindjil [= Tinjil], off the SW coast of Java)|
Type locality: Indonesia, Baten Province, Pulau Tindjil (6°58′S 105°45′E).
|Types||Holotype: SMF 53916, adult male, collected by A.M.R. Wegner, 28 June 1955. PARATYPES. SMF 53915, 53917–53922, same locality, date, and collector as holotype; WAM R101496, R101498, Indonesia, Baten Province, Pulau Tindjil (6°58′S; 105°45′E), collected by M. Bangs, 1989; WAM 104927, same locality as preceding, collected by M. Bangs, 4 March 1990. Adult males — SMF 53915, 53917, WAM R101496, R104927, subadult male (immature) – WAM R101498; subadult females (immature) SMF 53919, 53921–53922, juvenile females – SMF 53918, 53920.|
|Comment||Carlia nigrauris has its closest affinities to populations (C. peronii, C. spinauris) living on Timor.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||ETYMOLOGY.— The specific name derives from the Latin nigra (feminine) for black and auris (f.) for ear in reference to the color of the wall of the ear-openings and the external perimeter of adjacent head scales.|
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