Prasinohaema flavipes (PARKER, 1936)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Prasinohaema flavipes?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Common Green Tree Skink|
|Synonym||Lygosoma flavipes PARKER 1936: 89|
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) flavipes — SMITH 1937: 224
Prasinohaema flavipes — GREER 1974: 12
Prasinohaema flavipes — MYS 1988: 141
Prasinohaema flavipes — RODRIGUEZ et al. 2018
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea, elevation 1400-2000 m|
Type locality: Mondo, Papua (5000 ft. elevation)
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52 (formerly 19184.108.40.206 as cited by Parker, 1936: 89), female|
|Comment||Type Species: Lygosoma flavipes is the type species of the genus Prasinohaema GREER 1974.|
Phylogenetics: Genome comparisons revealed that the species of Prasinohaema are not closely related (Rodriguez et al. 2018). For instance, P. virens is most closely related to Lipinia longiceps. However, Rodriguez et al. 2018 do not make any taxonomic recommendations in their paper (in which they also mention two new Prasinohaema species, without further details).
|Etymology||The genus has been named after its green (Greek “prasinos”) blood (Greek “haima”) pigment.|