Lobulia glacialis GREER, ALLISON & COGGER, 2005
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lobulia glacialis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Lobulia glacialis GREER, ALLISON & COGGER 2005|
|Distribution||Indonesia (Farak District, Irian Jaya)|
Type locality: Lake Wanagong, ca. 9 km (by air) N of Tembagapura town center, Farak District, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 3920 m.
|Types||Holotype: BPBM 14705 (Bernice P. Bishop Museum)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.-Lobulia glacialis differs from all other species of Lobulia in having the following combination of characters: window in lower eyelid consistently large and semi-transparent instead of variable in degree of scaliness; supralabials posterior to the sub-ocular supralabialtwo instead of three; longitudinal scale rows at midbody >32, and anterior edge of the external ear opening with low but distinct lobules instead of smooth.|
|Comment||Distribution: Only known from the type locality.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after the high altitude distribution of the species which was found close to the glacier in the Sudirman (Carstenxz) Mountains of Indonesia’s Papua Province.|
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