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Sphenomorphus pratti (BOULENGER, 1903)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma pratti BOULENGER 1903
Sphenomorphus pratti — MYS 1988: 145
Sphenomorphus pratti — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, New Britain, New Hanover, Bismarck Archipelago

Type locality: Dinawa, Owen Stanley Range, 4000 feet (elevation)  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.3.18 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentStatus unclear. Closely related to S. loriae and S. wollastoni. 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the types, Mr. A. E. Pratt. 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Descriptions of new reptiles from British New Guinea. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1: 125-129 - get paper here
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  • Read, John L. 1998. Reptiles and amphibians of the Kau Wildlife Area near Madang: a valuable conservation resource. Science in New Guinea 23 (3): 145-152
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