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Carlia pulla (BARBOUR, 1911)

IUCN Red List - Carlia pulla - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLeiolopisma pullum BARBOUR 1911
Lygosoma pullum — DE ROOIJ 1915: 242
Carlia pulla — ZUG 2004: 44 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (north coast from Sermowai River eastward to Aitape).

Type locality: “Humboldt’s Bay, Dutch New Guinea”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R7486 
EtymologyNamed probably after the Latin word “pullus” = dark-colored or blackish. 
  • Austin, Christopher C.; Eric N. Rittmeyer; Lauren A. Oliver; John O. Andermann; George R. Zug; Gordon H. Rodda; Nathan D. Jackson 2011. The bioinvasion of Guam: inferring geographic origin, pace, pattern and process of an invasive lizard (Carlia) in the Pacific using multi-locus genomic data. Biol Invasions 13:1951–1967 - get paper here
  • Barbour, T. 1911. New lizards and a new toad from the Dutch East Indies, with notes on other species. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 24: 15-22. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Zug,G. R. 2004. Systematics of the Carlia “fusca” lizards (Squamata: Scincidae) of New Guinea and Nearby Islands. Bishop Mus. Bull. Zool. 5: 1-83
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