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Eremiascincus butlerorum (APLIN, HOW & BOEADI, 1993)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymGlaphyromorphus butlerorum APLIN, HOW & BOEADI 1993
Glaphyromorphus butlerorum — ISKANDAR & MUMPUNI 2002
Eremiascincus butlerorum — MECKE et al. 2009 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumba Island)

Type locality: East Sumba, 10° 06’ 30’’ S, 120° 41’ 30’’ E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R101829 (on loan from MZB) 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after W.H. and M. Butler “shoe continuing financial support of natural science fieldwork in the Western Australian Museum helped make possible the herpetological survey of Sumba Island, Indonesia.” 
  • Aplin K P; HOW R A. & BOEADI 1993. A New Species of the Glaphyromorphus-isolepis species group (Lacertilia Scincidae) From Sumba Island, Indonesia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 16 (2): 235-242. - 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
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Mumpuni 2002. The herpetological type specimens in the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense Collection. Hamadryad 27 (1):123-135 - get paper here
  • Mecke, S., M. Kieckbusch, T. Graf, L. A. Beck, M. O’Shea & H. Kaiser 2016. First captive breeding of a night skink (Scincidae: Eremiascincus) from Timor-Leste, Lesser Sunda Islands, with remarks on the reproductive biology of the genus. Salamandra 52 (2): 178-188 - get paper here
  • Mecke, S; Dougherty, P. & Donnellan, S.C. 2009. A new species of Eremiascincus (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from the Great Sandy Desert and Pilbara Coast, Western Australia and reassignment of eight species from Glaphyromorphus to Eremiascincus. Zootaxa 2246: 1-20 - 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
  • Skinner, Adam; Mark N. Hutchinson, Michael S.Y. Lee 2013. Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Australian Sphenomorphus Group Skinks (Scincidae, Squamata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 (3): 906–918 - get paper here
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