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Sphenomorphus pratti (BOULENGER, 1903)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
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)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.3.18 (formerly 1903.3.10.12), Dinawa, Owen Stanley Range, 4000', New Guinea, collected A.E. Pratt 
Diagnosis 
CommentStatus unclear. Closely related to S. loriae and S. wollastoni. 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the types, Mr. A. E. Pratt. 
References
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Descriptions of new reptiles from British New Guinea. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1: 125-129 - 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
  • 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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