You are here » home advanced search search results Sphenomorphus cinereus

Sphenomorphus cinereus GREER & PARKER, 1974

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sphenomorphus cinereus?

Add your own observation of
Sphenomorphus cinereus »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSphenomorphus cinereus GREER & PARKER 1974 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Imigabip and Wangbin).

Type locality: Wangbin (4800 ft), northern part of western district of Papua New Guinea, -5.2518116° 141.2411924° (AGD66). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
ReproductionOvoviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-140027 
Comment(communicated by J. Hallermann).

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). 
EtymologyNamed after its color, Latin “cinis, cineris” = ash. 
References
  • Greer, A. E. & F. Parker 1974. The fasciatus group of Sphenomorphus (Lacertilia: Scincidae): notes on eight previously described species and description of three new species. Papua New Guin. Sci. Soc. Proc. [1973] 25: 31-61.
  • 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
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Sphenomorphus&species=cinereus

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator