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Sphenomorphus latifasciatus (MEYER, 1874)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma (Hinulia) latifasciata MEYER 1874: 6
Elania annulata SAUVAGE 1878: 48
Lygosoma tigrina LIDTH DE JEUDE 1897: 250
Lygosoma tornieri VOGT 1911
Lygosoma tigrina — VOGT 1911: 421
Lygosoma jeudii BOULENGER 1914: 261 (nom. nov.)
Lygosoma jeudei — DE ROOIJ 1915: 223
Lygosoma tornieri — DE ROOIJ 1915: 224
Sphenomorphus tornieri — MITTLEMAN 1952
Sphenomorphus jeudei — MITTLEMAN 1952: 25
Sphenomorphus jeudei — GREER & PARKER 1967
Lygosoma muelleri latifasciata — BRYGOO 1985: 5
Sphenomorphus latifasciatus — GREER 2001 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea)

Type locality: “Jobi”

jeudei: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (Astrolabe Bay, Bogadjim, Sattelberg)  
TypesHolotype: lost, was MTD (MTKD) Realkatalog 219, Doré, New Guinea, collected A.B. Meyer. Lost due to bombing of collection during World War II (Obst, 1977).
Holotype: ZMB 22137 [Lygosoma tornieri]
Holotype: MNHN = MHNP 5263 (2967) [Elania annulata]
Holotype: RMNH [jeudei] 
CommentSynonymy: partly after de Rooij 1915, Brygoo 1985, and fide G. Shea (pers. comm., 2 May 2012). S. jeudei is a brighly colored juvenile of S. latifasciatus.

Holotype of latifasciatus not listed in ZMB type catalogue of Bauer & Günther 2003. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1897. An account of the reptiles and batrachians collected by Dr. L. Loria in British New Guinea. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 18: 694—710 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1914. An annotated list of the batrachians and reptiles collected by the British Ornithologists' Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea. Trans. Zool. Soc. London 20 (5): 247-275 - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les types des scincidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (4e sér.) 7 (sect. A 3), suppl.: 1-126
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • Greer, Allen E. 2001. Distribution of maximum snout-vent length among species of Scincid lizards. Journal of Herpetology 35 (3): 383-395 - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. & Parker,F. 1967. A new scincid lizard from the northern Solomon Islands. Breviora (275): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Meyer, A.B. 1874. Übersicht über die von mir auf Neu-Guinea und den Inseln Jobi, Mysore und Mafoor im Jahre 1873 gesammelten Amphibien. Monatsber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1874: 128-140 - get paper here
  • Van Lidth de Jeude, T.W. 1897. Reptiles and batrachians from New Guinea. Notes from the Leyden Museum 18: 249-257 - get paper here
  • Vogt, T. 1911. Reptilien und Amphibien aus Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 1911: 420-420 - get paper here
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