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Sphenomorphus fragilis (MACLEAY, 1877)

IUCN Red List - Sphenomorphus fragilis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma fragile MACLEAY 1877: 64
Lygosoma fragile — STIRLING & ZIETZ 1893: 174
Sphenomorphus fragilis — GREER & PARKER 1979
Sphenomorphus fragilis — GREER & SHEA 2004 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: “Hall Sound”  
TypesSyntype: AMS (AM) R31849, formerly MMUS MR392 
  • Blackburn, Daniel G. 1999. Are Viviparity and Egg-guarding Evolutionarily Labile in Squamates?. Herpetologica 55 (4): 556-573 - get paper here
  • Greer A E; Parker F 1979. On the identity of the New Guinea scincid lizard Lygosoma fragile Macleay 1877 with notes on its natural history. Journal of Herpetology 13 (3): 221-225 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Macleay, W. 1877. The lizards of the Chevert Expedition. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 2: 60-69; 97-104 - get paper here
  • Stirling, E. C., and A. Zietz. 1893. Scientific results of the Elder Exploring Expedition. Vertebrata. Mammalia, Reptilia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 16:154-176. - get paper here
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