Eutropis grandis HOWARD, GILLESPIE, RIYANTO & ISKANDAR, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eutropis grandis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Eutropis grandis HOWARD, GILLESPIE, RIYANTO & ISKANDAR 2007|
Type locality: Lambusango Reserve, Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, 5°12’59’’S, 122°52’10’’E, 400 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: MZB 4862|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A large species, snout–vent length (SVL) 105.3–135.5 mm for mature females (N 5 10) and 116.9–142.6 mm for mature males (N 5 8); snout tapered, rounded at tip, snout length 43–54% head length and 49–69% head breadth; head breadth 68–86% head length and 14–18% SVL; eye diameter 43–64% snout length and 28–38% head breadth (Table 1). Rostral contacts frontonasal; supranasals separated; prefrontals contact at midline or narrowly separated; frontal slightly tapered, twice length of frontoparietal or equal to frontoparietal and interparietal combined; frontal contacts second supraocular (rarely narrow contact with first supraocular); four large supraoculars; frontoparietals distinct; interparietal large, separating parietals, and depth equal to that of parietals; anterior loreal square in shape and half length of posterior loreal; supralabials 8 (rarely 7 or 9), sixth beneath eye (subocular); infralabials 8 (rarely 9 or 10); mental as broad as postmental; tympanum 25–30% eye diameter, deeply sunk, small and lacking lobules; dorsal and lateral scales with three prominent and two (sometimes three) secondary keels; head shields embossed; midbody scale rows 25–27; paravertebrals 32–40; preanal scales 6, rarely enlarged; limbs well developed, adpressed hind limb 96– 130% axilla–groin distance and 41–63% SVL; fourth finger length 25–27% forelimb length; fourth toe length 32–34% hind-limb length; toes rank 4,3,5,2,1 longest to shortest; subdigital lamellae on fourth toe 20–24.|
|Etymology||Etymology.—The specific name ‘‘grandis’’ meaning ‘‘large.’’|