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Prasinohaema flavipes (PARKER, 1936)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesCommon Green Tree Skink 
SynonymLygosoma flavipes PARKER 1936: 89
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) flavipes — SMITH 1937: 224
Prasinohaema flavipes - GREER 1974: 12
Prasinohaema flavipes — MYS 1988: 141 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, elevation 1400-2000 m

Type locality: Mondo, Papua (5000 ft. elevation) Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: BMNH 1935.5.10.149, female (fide PARKER 1936: 89) 
CommentType Species: Lygosoma flavipes is the type species of the genus Prasinohaema GREER 1974. 
Etymologythe genus has been named after its green (Greek “prasinos”) blood (Greek “haima”) pigment. 
  • Austin,C.C. and K. W. Jessing 1994. Green-blood pigmentation in lizards. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 109A (3): 619-626 - 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
  • Mys, Benoit 1988. The zoogeography of the scincid lizards from North Papua New Guinea (Reptilia: Scincidae). I. The distribution of the species. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 58: 127-183
  • Parker, H.W. 1936. A collection of reptiles and amphibians from the mountains of British New Guinea. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 17: 66-93
  • 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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