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Lobulia elegans (BOULENGER, 1897)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesLobulia elegans lobulus (LOVERIDGE 1945)
Lobulia elegans elegans (BOULENGER 1897) 
Common NamesElegant Lobulia 
SynonymLygosoma elegans BOULENGER 1897: 8
Lygosoma elegans — GÜNTHER 1888: 169 (?)
Lygosoma elegantoides - AHL (nom. nov. pro Lygosoma elegans)
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) elegans — SMITH 1937: 224
Lobulia elegans — GREER 1974: 9
Lobulia elegans — MYS 1988: 141
Lobulia elegans — GREER et al 2005
Lobulia elegantoides — SHEA & MICHELS 2008 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (1340-2440 m elevation) Map legend:
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CommentSynonymy partly inferred from Loveridge 1945.

Type species: Lygosoma elegans BOULENGER 1897 is the type species of the genus Lobulia GREER 1974.

Type: not in BMNH (P. Campbell, pers. comm., 7 July 2014). 
  • Allison A; Greer A E 1986. Egg shells with pustulate surface structures: basis for a new genus of New Guinea skinks (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Journal of Herpetology 20 (1): 116-119 - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1897. Descriptions of new lizards and frogs from Mount Victoria, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea, collected by Mr A. S. Anthony. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 19: 6-13 - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E.; Allison, A. & Cogger, H.G. 2005. Four new species of Lobulia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from high altitude in New Guinea. Herpetological Monographs 19: 153-179 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1888. On a collection of reptiles from China. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 1: 165-172 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, Arthur 1945. New scincid lizards of the genera Tropidophorus and Lygosoma from New Guinea. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 58: 47-52 - get paper here
  • Shea, G.M.; J.P. Michels 2008. A replacement name for Sphenomorphus keiensis (Kopstein, 1926) from the southeastern Moluccas, Indonesia (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) with a redescription of the species. Zoologische Mededelingen 82: 737-747 - get paper here
  • 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 1980. Results of the Archbold Expeditions, No. 103. Frogs and lizards from the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 165 (5) : 390-434
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