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Dopasia wegneri (MERTENS, 1959)

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Anguinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Wegner's Glass Lizard 
SynonymOphisaurus wegneri MERTENS 1959
Ophisaurus wegneri — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 203
Dopasia wegneri — NGUYEN 2013 (pers. comm.) 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: “Gunung Sago (= Gunung Malintang), 1600 m [elevation], weitere Umgebung von Paja Komboh, westliches Zentral-Sumatra”  
TypesHolotype: SMF 55995, adult 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after A.M.R. Wegner, formlery director of the Zoological Museum in Bogor. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - 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
  • Mertens, R. 1959. Eine Panzerschleiche (Ophisaurus) aus Sumatra. Senckenbergiana biologica 40(1/2): 109-111.
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
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