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Ornithuroscincus albodorsalis (VOGT, 1932)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma albodorsale VOGT 1932: 287
Lipinia albodorsalis — SHEA & GREER 2002
Lipinia albodorsalis — DAS & AUSTIN 2007
Ornithuroscincus albodorsalis — SLAVENKO et al. 2021 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Sepik Province)

Type locality: “Neu Guinea”  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 57262 
CommentSVL to 54 mm; external ear opening present; seven supralabials; supralabial five in midorbital position; 22–25 midbody scale rows; 19–23 lamellae under toe IV; and dorsum pale yellow with a dark upper lateral stripe (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
  • 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
  • Shea, Glenn M. and Allen E. Greer 2002. From Sphenomorphus to Lipinia: Generic reassignment of two poorly known New Guinea skinks. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 148-156 - get paper here
  • Slavenko, Alex, Karin Tamar, Oliver J. S. Tallowin, Fred Kraus, Allen Allison, Salvador Carranza & Shai Meiri. 2021. Revision of the montane New Guinean skink genus Lobulia (Squamata: Scincidae), with the description of four new genera and nine new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 195 (1): 220–278 - get paper here
  • Vogt,T. 1932. Beitrag zur Reptilienfauna der ehemaligen Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguinea. Sitzungsber. Gesell. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 5-7: 281-294
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