Haackgreerius miopus (GREER & HAACKE, 1982)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Haackgreerius miopus?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Lygosominae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Haacke-Greer's Skink|
|Synonym||Lygosoma miopus GREER & HAACKE 1982|
Haackgreerius miopus — LANZA 1983: 210
|Distribution||Somalia (Mudugh, Rugno Well)|
Type locality: 7 km NW of Rugno Well (± 4° N, 47 °E), about 80 km SE of El Bur on the road to El Dere, Mudugh Province, Somalia.
|Types||Holotype: TM 26803, male; paratype: TM 26799, female|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS. Lygosoma miopus can be distinguished from all other skinks by the following two characters in combination: eye vestigial and covered by an undifferentiated ocular scale; limbs present (rear limbs only, didactyl).|
|Comment||Type Species: Lygosoma miopus GREER & HAACKE 1982 is the type species of the genus Haackgreerius.|
Synonymy: Pape 2017 proposed to place Haackgreerius in the synonymy of Mochlus.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The name miopus comes from the Greek word for near-sighted (myopus) and refers to the impaired vision implied by the vestigial eye sunken beneath the undifferentiated ocular scale.|