Sphenomorphus nigrolineatus (BOULENGER, 1897)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Lygosoma nigrolineatum BOULENGER 1897: 6|
Lygosoma (Hinulia) nigrolineatum — DE ROOIJ 1915: 183
Sphenomorphus nigrolineatus — GREER & PARKER 1974
Sphenomorphus nigrolineatus — GREER & SHEA 2004
Sphenomorphus nigrolineata — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
|Distribution||SE Papua New Guinea (Owen Stanley Range)|
Type locality: Owen Stanley Range in SE Papua New Guinea Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Comment||(communicated by J. Hallermann).|
Abundance: rare. GREER & PARKER 1974 state that “since its description, no other specimens have been discussed in the literature”. However, R. Mackay and Parker collected 47 additional specimens in the foothills of the Owen Stanley Range behind Port Moresby (all in MCZ now).
Diagnosis. This is the only member of the fasciatus subgroup with the following combination of characters: 26 - 30 longitudinal scale rows at midbody; prefrontals separated, and a distinct dark dorsolateral stripe [GREER & PARKER 1974].
Type: not in BMNH (P. Campbell, pers. comm., 7 July 2014).
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