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Lipinia pulchra (BOULENGER, 1903)

IUCN Red List - Lipinia pulchra - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma pulchrum BOULENGER 1903: 127
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) pulchrum — SMITH 1937: 225
Leiolopisma pulchrum — ZWEIFEL 1972: 535
Lipinia pulchra — GREER 1974: 11
Lipinia pulchra — MYS 1988: 140
Lipinia pulchra — DAS & AUSTIN 2007 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (north coast)

Type locality: Albert Edwards Range, 6000 feet (elevation). Map legend:
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Reproduction 
Types 
Commentexternal ear opening present; 24 midbody scale rows; 22 lamellae under toe IV; supralabial five in subocular position; and dorsum black with five greenish-white longitudinal lines (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007).

Type: not in BMNH (P. Campbell, pers. comm., 7 July 2014). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “pulchra” = beautiful, handsome, fine, fair. 
References
  • Austin C C 1995. Molecular and morphological evolution in South Pacific scincid lizards: morphological conservatism and phylogenetic relationships of Papuan Lipinia (Scincidae). Herpetologica 51 (3): 291-300 - get paper here
  • Austin, Christopher C. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships of Lipinia (Scincidae) from New Guinea based on DNA sequence variation from the mitochondrial 12S rRNA and Nuclear C-MOS genes. Hamadryad 23 (2): 93-102. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Descriptions of new reptiles from British New Guinea. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1: 125-129 - get paper here
  • Das, I. & Austin, C.C. 2007. New Species of Lipinia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Borneo, Revealed by Molecular and Morphological Data. Journal of Herpetology 41 (1): 61 - get paper here
  • Günther, R. 2000. In alten Sammlungen aus Neuguinea entdeckt: Zwei neue Arten der Gattung Lipinia (Squamata: Scincidae). Salamandra 36 (3): 157-174 - get paper here
  • Mys, Benoit 1988. The zoogeography of the scincid lizards from North Papua New Guinea (Reptilia: Scincidae). I. The distribution of the species. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 58: 127-183
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Zweifel R G 1979. Variation in the scincid lizard Lipinia noctua and notes on other Lipinia from the New Guinea region. American Museum Novitates (2676): 1-21 - get paper here
 
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