Prasinohaema virens (PETERS, 1881)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Prasinohaema virens?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Green Tree Skink|
|Synonym||Lipinia virens PETERS 1881: 81|
Lipinia anolis BOULENGER 1883: 161
Lipinia anolis — BOULENGER 1886: 40
Lygosoma virens — BOULENGER 1895: 409
Lygosoma (Liolepisma) anolis — STERNFELD 1918: 401
Lygosoma anolis virens — SMITH 1937: 224
Prasinohaema virens - GREER 1974
Lipinia virens — HEATWOLE 1975
Prasinohaema virens — MYS 1988: 142
Prasinohaema virens — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands|
Type locality: “südöstliche Theile Neu-Guineas” Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: ZMB 9950|
|Comment||SMITH (1937: 224) states that “Lygosoma virens (Peters) from Papua with 34-36 scales round the body and 13-14 lamellae beneath the 4th toe, is a race of L. anolis which has 36-40 scales round the body and 15-17 lamellae beneath the toe”. We don’t have any other information on Lipinia anolis BOULENGER 1883, whose status remains unclear.|
BOULENGER 1886 distinguishes L. virens and L. anolis as follows: “Digits [in both] strongly dilated, Lipinia virens with five supraoculars, first nearly as large as the four others together; ear-opening small; fourth toe little longer than third, with 13 lamellae under its dilated portion; 30 scales round the body. L. anolis with five supracolulars, first largest, but much shorter than the four others together; ear-opening small; fourth toe little longer than third, with 16 lamellae under its dilated portion; 38 scales round the body.”
Description: dull olive to bright green above and sulphur yellow to lemon yellow below (HEATWOLE 1975).
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