Lipinia cheesmanae (PARKER, 1940)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lipinia cheesmanae?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Cheesman's Lipinia|
|Synonym||Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) cheesmanae PARKER 1940: 265|
Lipinia cheesmanae — GREER 1974: 11
Lipinia cheesmanae — ZWEIFEL 1979
Lipinia cheesmanae — DAS & AUSTIN 2007
|Distribution||NE Irian Jaya (Indonesia/New Guinea)|
Type locality: Irian Jaya, Cyclops Mountains
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.1647 (was 1922.214.171.124 fide Parker 1940: 265)|
|Comment||28 midbody scale rows; five pairs of nuchals; and dorsum coppery with a middorsal row of dark spots forming an interrupted zigzag line from the occiput to tail base, and a dark lateral band along the flanks and tail, with a series of large, semicircular spots along its upper border (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007).|
|Etymology||Named after Miss Lucy Evelyn Cheesman (1881-1969), an entomologist, explorer, and traveler who made a number of expeditions to the Galapagos Islands, New Guinea, the New Hebrides, and the Solomon Islands (1924-1936). She worked for many years as a volunteer at the Natural History Museum, London, and was the first female Curator at the London Zoo. She collected the holotype of this skink.|
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