You are here » home advanced search search results Insulasaurus wrighti

Insulasaurus wrighti TAYLOR, 1925

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Insulasaurus wrighti?

Add your own observation of
Insulasaurus wrighti »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWright's Sphenomorphus 
SynonymInsulasaurus wrighti TAYLOR 1925: 103
Sphenomorphus wrighti — GREER & PARKER 1967: 9
Lygosoma (Sphenomorphus) wrighti — BROWN & ALCALA 1970: 113
Sphenomorphus wrighti — BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 192
Sphenomorphus wrighti — LINKEM et al. 2010
Insulasaurus wrighti — LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2011 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan)

Type locality: Palawan Island  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 
CommentSVL: ca. 59 mm

Type species: Insulasaurus wrighti TAYLOR 1925 is the type species of the genus Insulasaurus TAYLOR 1925.

Diagnosis (genus): Insulasaurus is diagnosed by the following combination of characters: (1) medium body size, 45–64 mm SVL; (2) paravertebral scale rows 62–78; (3) midbody scale rows 29–41; and (4) subdigital lamellae 15–25.

The monotypic genus Insulasaurus was described by Taylor (1925) based on the presence of a divided frontonasal scale. Greer & Parker (1967) found this character to be variable within Insula- saurus wrighti, and subsequently placed Insulasau- rus wrighti in the Sphenomorphus variegatus group and synonymized Insulasaurus with Sphenomorphus. LINKEM et al. 2011 found the group to be monophyletic. 
References
  • Brown, R.M. et al. 2010. Species boundaries in Philippine montane forest skinks (Genus Sphenomorphus): three new species from the mountains of Luzon and clarification of the status of the poorly known S. beyeri, S. knollmanae, and S. laterimaculatus. Scient. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas (42): 1-27
  • Brown, Walter C.; Alcala, Angel C. 1970. The zoogeography of the herpetofauna of the Philippine Islands, a fringing archipelago. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 38 (6): 105-130 - get paper here
  • Brown, WC. & A.C. ALCALA 1980. Philippine Lizards of the family Scincidae. Silliman Univ. Nat. Sci., Dumaguete City, Mon., Ser. 2: i-xi + 1-246.
  • Greer,A.E. & Parker,F. 1967. A new scincid lizard from the northern Solomon Islands. Breviora (275): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Arvin C. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown 2011. Molecular systematics of the Philippine forest skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Sphenomorphus): testing morphological hypotheses of interspecific relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1217–1243
  • Taylor,E.H. 1925. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippines, IV. Philippine J. Sci. 26: 97-111
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Insulasaurus&species=wrighti

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator