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Eutropis grandis HOWARD, GILLESPIE, RIYANTO & ISKANDAR, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEutropis grandis HOWARD, GILLESPIE, RIYANTO & ISKANDAR 2007 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi)

Type locality: Lambusango Reserve, Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, 5°12’59’’S, 122°52’10’’E, 400 m elevation. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MZB 4862 
CommentDiagnosis.—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. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific name ‘‘grandis’’ meaning ‘‘large.’’ 
References
  • Howard, S.D.; Gillespie, G.R.; Riyanto, A. & Iskandar, D. 2007. A New Species of Large Eutropis (Scincidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 41 (4): 604-610 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
 
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