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Papuascincus stanleyanus (BOULENGER, 1897)

IUCN Red List - Papuascincus stanleyanus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma stanleyanum BOULENGER 1897: 7
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) stanleyanum — SMITH 1937: 225
Lobulia stanleyana — GREER 1974
Papuascincus stanleyanus — ALLISON & GREER 1986
Papuascincus stanleyanus — MYS 1988: 141
Papuascincus stanleyanus — ISKANDAR & ERDELEN 2006 
DistributionNew Guinea (Irian Jaya; Indonesia)

Type locality: Mount Victoria  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.10.82 (formerly, Mt Victoria, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea, collected A.S. Anthony. 
CommentType species: Papuascincus stanleyanus is the type species of the genus Papuascincus ALLISON & GREER 1986.

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
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Walter R. Erdelen 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Indonesia: issues and problems. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 4 (1): 60-87 - 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
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