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Sphenomorphus oligolepis (BOULENGER, 1914)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma oligolepis BOULENGER 1914: 261
Lygosoma (Ictiscincus) oligolepis — SMITH 1937: 222
Sphenomorphus oligolepis — MITTLEMAN 1952
Sphenomorphus oligolepis — GREER & SHEA 2004 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Mimika River, Lorentz River), Indonesia (Seram, Irian Jaya)

Type locality: “Mimika River”  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.3.47-48 (formerly 1913.10.31.175-176), collected by British Ornithological Union Expedition. 
  • 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
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • 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
  • Mecke, Sven; Max kieckbusch, Mark o’sHea and Hinrich Kaiser 2016. First Record of the Poorly Known Skink Sphenomorphus oligolepis (Boulenger, 1914) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Seram Island, Maluku Province, Indonesia Asian Herpetological Research 2016, 7(1): 64–68
  • Smith,M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Whitaker,R.; Whitaker,Z. & Mills,D. 1982. Reptiles of Papua New Guinea. Wildlife in New Guinea (82/2): 1-53
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