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Eremiascincus timorensis (GREER, 1990)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGlaphyromorphus timorensis GREER 1990
Eremiascincus timorensis — MECKE et al. 2009 
DistributionIndonesia (Timor)

Type locality: Nikinki, Timor  
Reproductionoviparous (Mecke et al. 2016) 
TypesHolotype: NMBA 12794, adult female, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel (given as NHMB). Paratype: NHMB 
CommentDiagnosis. Glaphyromorphus timorensis differs from all other members of the G. isolepis species group in the following combination of characters: prefrontals in contact or separated by a medial scale (vs. almost always separated); midbody scale rows 35-36 (vs. 23-32); and paravertebral scales 81-82 (vs. 55-80). 
References
  • Aplin K P. HOW R A. BOEADI. 1993. A New Species of the Glaphyromorphus-isolepis species group (Lacertilia Scincidae) From Sumba Island, Indonesia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 16 (2): 235-242. - get paper here
  • Greer A E 1990. The Glaphyromorphus isolepis species group (Lacertilia: Scincidae): diagnosis of the taxon and description of a new species from Timor. Journal of Herpetology 24 (4): 372-377 - get paper here
  • Mecke, S., M. Kieckbusch, T. Graf, L. A. Beck, M. O’Shea & H. Kaiser 2016. First captive breeding of a night skink (Scincidae: Eremiascincus) from Timor-Leste, Lesser Sunda Islands, with remarks on the reproductive biology of the genus. Salamandra 52 (2): 178-188 - get paper here
  • Mecke, S; Dougherty, P. & Donnellan, S.C. 2009. A new species of Eremiascincus (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from the Great Sandy Desert and Pilbara Coast, Western Australia and reassignment of eight species from Glaphyromorphus to Eremiascincus. Zootaxa 2246: 1-20 - get paper here
  • Skinner, Adam; Mark N. Hutchinson, Michael S.Y. Lee 2013. Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Australian Sphenomorphus Group Skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 906–918 - get paper here
 
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