Sphenomorphus cinereus GREER & PARKER, 1974
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sphenomorphus cinereus?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Sphenomorphus cinereus GREER & PARKER 1974|
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (Imigabip and Wangbin).|
Type locality: Wangbin (4800 ft), northern part of western district of Papua New Guinea, -5.2518116° 141.2411924° (AGD66).
|Types||Holotype: MCZ R-140027|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. This species is most similar to c1'07lSi from the Solomon Islands, derooyae, jeudi, and leptofasciatus (a new species described below) from New Guinea, and maindroni from New Britain in having both a relatively high number of longitudinal scale rows around midbody (34 or > ) and prefrontals that meet medially as the modal condition, but it differs most conspicuously from the crossbanded individuals of these species- in having faint thin black crossbands separated by equally thin grey interspaces instead of relatively conspicuoua thin light crossbands separated by wide dark interspaces. For other differences between einel'eus and its most similar relatives see the comparisons in Table 2 and the diagnosis of leptofasciatus (below).|
|Etymology||Named after its color, Latin “cinis, cineris” = ash.|