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Sphenomorphus microtympanus GREER, 1973

IUCN Red List - Sphenomorphus microtympanus - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymSphenomorphus microtympanus GREER 1973
Sphenomorphus microtympanus — GREER & SHEA 2004 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: “Morobe district of the Territory of New Guinea at Garaina [...] at an elevation of approximately 2300 feet”  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 104076 
CommentThe name calls attention to the relatively small size of the tympanic membrane of the species. 
  • 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
  • Greer,A.E. 1973. Two new lygosomine skinks from New Guinea with comments on the loss of the external ear in lygosomines and observations on previously described species. Breviora (406): 1-25 - get paper here
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