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Sphenomorphus anotus GREER, 1973

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymSphenomorphus anotus GREER 1973
Sphenomorphus anotus — MYS 1988: 142
Sphenomorphus anotus — GREER & SHEA 2004 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: “Morobe district of the Territory of New Guinea at Masba Creek [...] at an elevation of approximately 2000 feet”  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 95880 
CommentThe species name calls attention to the absence of the external ear (an = without, otus = ear). 
  • Greer, A.E. & Shea, G. 2004. A new character within the taxonomically difficult Sphenomorphus group of Lygosomine skinks, with a description of a new species from New Guinea. Journal of Herpetology 38 (1): 79-87 - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. 1973. Two new lygosomine skinks from New Guinea with comments on the loss of the external ear in lygosomines and observations on previously described species. Breviora (406): 1-25 - 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
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