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Sphenomorphus muelleri (SCHLEGEL, 1837)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesG: Müllers Keilskink 
SynonymScincus muelleri SCHLEGEL 1837: 13
Lygosoma Mülleri — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 740
Sphenomorphus mülleri — FITZINGER in TREITSCHKE 1842: 140
Elania muelleri — GRAY 1845: 80
Elania Mulleri — SAUVAGE 1879: 56
Lygosoma muelleri — BOULENGER 1887: 338
Lygosoma (Ictiscincus) muelleri — SMITH 1937: 222
Sphenomorphus muelleri — MYS 1988: 143
Sphenomorphus muelleri — REEDER 2003 
DistributionIndonesia (Seram, Kai and Aru Islands; Irian Jaya: New Guinea)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: RMNH Leiden (S. Mecke, pers. comm., 8 Oct 2016) 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after Dr. Salomon Müller (1804-1864), Dutch naturalist and taxidermist who collected animals in Indonesia for Schlegel. 
References
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Reeder, T.W. 2003. A phylogeny of the Australian Sphenomorphus group (Scincidae: Squamata) and the phylogenetic placement of the crocodile skinks (Tribolonotus): Bayesian approaches to assessing congruence and obtaining confidence in maximum likelihood inferred relatio Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 384–397 - get paper here
  • Sauvage, H. E. 1879. Notice sur quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus de la Nouvelle-Guinee. [Elania annulata]. Bull. Soc. philom. Paris (7) 3: 47-61 - get paper here
  • Schlegel, H. 1837. Abbildungen neuer oder unvollständig bekannter Amphibien, nach der Natur oder dem Leben entworfen. Düsseldorf (Arnz & Comp.), i-xiv + 141 pp. [1837-1844]
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
 
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