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Sphenomorphus schultzei (VOGT, 1911)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma (Hinulia) schultzei VOGT 1911: 416
Lygosoma (Hinulia) schultzei — DE ROOIJ 1915: 184
Lygosoma beauforti DE JONG 1927
Lygosoma beauforti — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 132
Sphenomorphus schultzei — GREER 1973
Sphenomorphus schultzei — GREER & SHEA 2004 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya),
Papua New Guinea (Sepik River, Sermowai River). See map in Greer 1973.

Type locality: unnamed mountain at an elevation of 1570 m in the region of the Sepik River below 5° latitude (fide Greer 1973).

beauforti: Papua New Guinea (Irian Jaya); Type locality: Parana valley, NW New Guinea. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
ReproductionOviparous. 
TypesSyntype: ZMB 22135
Holotype: ZMA 12078 [beauforti] 
CommentSynonymy: GREER & PARKER 1974 
EtymologyNamed after the collector, Leonard Schultze. 
References
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • De JONG,J.K. 1927. Reptiles from Dutch New Guinea. Nova Guinea 15 (3): 296-318
  • 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
  • Vogt,T. 1911. Reptilien und Amphibien aus Neu-Guinea. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde 1911 (9): 410-420
 
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