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Eugongylus sulaensis (KOPSTEIN, 1927)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sula Skink 
SynonymLygosoma sulaense KOPSTEIN 1927: 440
Riopa (Eugongylus) sulaense — SMITH 1937: 229
Eugongylus sulaensis — GREER 1974: 14
Eugongylus sulaensis — BÖHME 1976
Eugongylus sulaensis — ISKANDAR & MUMPUNI 2002
Eugongylus sulaensis — SHEA 2018 
DistributionIndonesia: Sula Island (Moluccas)

Type locality: “Sula-Inseln”, “Sanana” fide Iskandar & Mumpuni 2002.  
TypesSyntypes: MZB Lace 361, 4166 (Zoological Museum Buitenzorg, now Bogor, Java) 
Comment“KOPSTEIN 1892” fide FRANK & RAMUS 1995.

Abundance: only known from its original description and 3 specimens (Meiri et al. 2017, Shea 2018). 
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Mumpuni 2002. The herpetological type specimens in the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense Collection. Hamadryad 27 (1):123-135
  • Kopstein, F. 1927. Die Reptilienfauna der Sula-Inseln. Treubia 9:437—446 - 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
  • Shea, Glenn M. 2018. A taxonomically and biogeographically important new record of Eugongylus Fitzinger, 1843 (Scincidae: Lygosominae) from the Maluku Archipelago, Indonesia, and the status of Lygosoma sulaense Kopstein, 1927. Hamadryad 38 (1 & 2): 1-11
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
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