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Sphenomorphus meyeri (DORIA, 1875)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma (Hinulia) meyeri DORIA 1875: 332
Hinulia papuensis MACLEAY 1877: 62
Sphenomorphus meyeri — KRAUS 2004 (online)
Sphenomorphus meyeri — SHEA 2012 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea, Aru Islands, Raja Ampat Islands

Type locality: Wokan, Aru Islands. Map legend:
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TypesSyntypes: BMNH–3; MSNG 27877a–d; NHMW = NMW 16650:1–2; RMNH. RENA 4253; ZMB 7937a–b, 9739; 12 syntypes unlocated.
Holotype: AM R31847. Type locality Katow, [Binaturi River, Papua New Guinea] [papuensis] 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after SHEA 2012.

Distribution: see map in SHEA 2012: 24.

Similar species: this species has been confused with S. melanopogon. 
  • Doria, G. 1875. Enumerazione dei rettili raccolti dal Dott. O. Beccari in Amboina alle Isole Aru ed alle Isole Kei durante gli anni 1872-73. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova 6: 325-357 [1874] - get paper here
  • SHEA, GLENN M. 2012. On the identity of the type species of Sphenomorphus (Squamata: Scincidae): Lygosoma melanopogon Duméril and Bibron 1839, with a note on a new scalation character of the pes in Sphenomorphus. Zootaxa 3490: 1–29 - get paper here
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