Eugongylus unilineatus (DE ROOIJ, 1915)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eugongylus unilineatus?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Lygosoma unilineatum DE ROOIJ 1915: 208|
Lygosoma uniliniatum [sic] — DE JONG 1930: 116
Lygosoma unilineatum — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 134
Eugongylus unilineatus — GREER & SHEA 2000
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea|
Type locality: Tanah Merah Bay on the north coast of New Guinea.
|Types||Lectotype: ZMA.RENA 10912|
|Diagnosis||Description: Snout obtuse; lower eyelid scaly; ear-opening oval, smaller than the eye-opening, with five obtusely pointed lobules anteriorly. Nostril in the nasal; no supranasal; frontonasal about twice as broad as long, broadly in contact with the rostral, narrowly with the frontal; latter as long as frontoparietals and interparietal together, in contact with the two anterior supraoculars; four supraoculars, first and second larger than the rest; seven or eight supraciliaries; fronto-parietals as long as the interparietal; parietals in contact; a pair of nuchals and a pair of temporals; fifth upper labial below the eye. Body long; the distance between the tip of the snout and the fore limb is contained one time and a half to one time and two thirds in that between axilla and groin; 30 smooth scales round the middle, dorsals largest; praeanals enlarged. Tail thick, one time and two thirds as long as head and body. Limbs short, widely separated when adpressed; digits short, fourth toe longer than third, with 15 smooth lamellae below (de Rooij 1915: 208).|
Coloration: Brown above, with a blackish vertebral line, continued on the tail; on the anterior part of the body a few pale brown transverse bands bordered with black. Lips with blackish oblique bars, continued on the throat, where they form V-shaped figures; the outer line may be extended along each side of the belly; flanks and sides of tail brown-spotted. Lower parts yellowish (de Rooij 1915: 208).
Size: Length of head and body 92 mm; tail (tip reproduced) 110 mm (de Rooij 1915: 208).
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