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Carlia bomberai ZUG & ALLISON, 2006

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCarlia bomberai ZUG & ALLISON 2006 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Indonesia, Papua Province, Tanah Merah
village [2.4382°S 133.1350°E].  
TypesHolotype: MZB AA16285, adult male, collected by Allen Allison, 14 March 2002. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Carlia bomberai is a member of the C. fusca complex; adults are unicolored brown, occasionally with persistence of the juvenile dark brown lateral band on neck and anterior trunk thereby differing from adults of the variously striped complex members (C. aenigma, C. aramia, C. babarensis, C. beccarii, C. caesius, C. digulensis, C. eothen, C. fusca, C. leucotaenia, C. luctuosa, C. mysi, and C. pulla). Additionally, C. bomberai averages (adult females mean 47 mm, adult males 51 mm SVL) smaller than C. ailanpalai, C. beccarii, C. eothen, C. luctuosa, and C. pulla and larger than C. aramia, C. babarensis, C. leucotaenia, and C. tutela. C. bomberai has fewer average Dorsals (47) than C. fusca, C. leucotaenia, and C. mysi (48). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific name derives from the origin (occurrence) of these populations on the Bomberai Peninsula. It is proposed as a noun in apposition. 
  • Dolman, Gaynor & Andrew F. Hugall 2008. Combined mitochondrial and nuclear data enhance resolution of a rapid radiation of Australian rainbow skinks (Scincidae: Carlia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49 (3): 782-794 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, S R; 2019. Carlia bomberai Reproduction. Herpetological Review 50 (1): 138-139 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • ZUG,G.R. & A. ALLISON 2006. New Carlia fusca complex lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from New Guinea, Papua-Indonesia. Zootaxa 1237: 27-44 - get paper here
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