Eutropis cumingi (BROWN & ALCALA, 1980)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eutropis cumingi?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Cuming's Mabuya|
|Synonym||Mabuya cumingi BROWN & ALCALA 1980: 117|
Mabuya cumingi — BROWN et al. 2000
Eutropis cumingi — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Mabuya cumingi — GREER & TELFORD 2004
Type locality: San Felipe, Zambales Province, southern Luzon Island.
|Types||Holotype: CAS 15473|
|Diagnosis||Color: In life, a sexual dimorphism in coloration was noted among the series collected in July and August 1966. All mature males had prominent ventrolateral orange stripes approximately 3-5 scales in width along both sides. Both sexes had a medium brown dorsum and grayish venter, with a darker brown lateral stripe extending from the angle of the jaw slightly past the forearm (Greer & Telford 2004).|
Morphology. In the following summary of some of the species' systematically important characters, comparable observations in the original description (Brown and Alcala, 1980) are designated "BA" and given after our own observations. Supranasals separated medially (n = 35; BA, apparently always separated, n = ?); prefrontals usually separated (97.1 percent, n = 35) or rarely in contact (2.9 percent)(BA, apparently always separated, n = ?); parietals separated by interparietal (BA, 100 percent, n = ?); wide nuchals per side usually one (96.6 percent of 58 cases but rarely none (3.4 percent) or in other words, pairs of large nuchals usually one; postnasal joined to nasal; supraciliaries usually five (68.2 percent of 63 cases) but sometimes four (27.0 percent) or rarely six (4.8 percent); anteriormost supraciliary contacts prefrontal (100 percent of 69 cases); primary temporals usually one (92.3 percent of 65 cases) but occasionally two (7.7 percent); secondary temporals in 2S (86.2 percent of 65 cases) or 2C (13.8 percent) configuration (Greer and Broadley, 2000); upper secondary temporal overlapped by parietal (100 percent of 65 cases); postsupralabials one (100 percent of 66 cases); postmental contacts two infralabials on each side; first pair of large chin scales in contact; second pair of chin scales separated by one scale row, and third pair of chin scales divided and separated by three scale rows (Greer & Telford 2004).
|Comment||Not to be confused with Lygosoma cumingi = Otosaurus cumingi (GRAY 1845).|
|Etymology||named after Hugh Cuming, collector of the|