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Sphenomorphus derooyae (DE JONG, 1927)

IUCN Red List - Sphenomorphus derooyae - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma derooyae DE JONG 1927
Lygosoma derooyae — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 132
Sphenomorphus derooijae [sic] — MYS 1988: 142
Sphenomorphus derooijae — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Sphenomorphus derroyae — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya), Admirality Islands, New Britain, New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago

Type locality: Doorman peak, West New Guinea, elevation 1450 m.  
TypesHolotype: ZMA.RENA 11310 
Etymologynamed after Nelly de Rooij (but spelled “de Rooy” by De Jong. 
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • De JONG,J.K. 1927. Reptiles from Dutch New Guinea. Nova Guinea 15 (3): 296-318
  • 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
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
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