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Sphenomorphus woodfordi (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma woodfordi BOULENGER 1887: 511
Sphenomorphus woodfordi — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995
Sphenomorphus transversus — MCCOY 2000 
DistributionSolomon Islands: Bougainville, Shortland Island, Fauro [= Faro], Choiseul, Ngela, Makira, Ugi.

Type locality: Fauro Island, Solomon Islands.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.3.24 (, Faro I., Solomons, collected C.M. Woodford. 
EtymologyNamed after C.M. Woodford, Esq. 
  • 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. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2000. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. ZooGraphics, Kuranda (Australia), CD-ROM.
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
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