Eutropis floweri (TAYLOR, 1950)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eutropis floweri?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Mabuya floweri TAYLOR 1950: 487|
Eutropis floweri — DAS 2008
Eutropis floweri — BATUWITA et al. 2020
Type locality: Ceylon, 12 mi N Trincomalee.
|Types||Holotype: INHS (= UIMNH), originally given as EHT-HMS 30507|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small, terrestrial species; scales for the most part tricarinate having transparent part of eyelid broken into three or four short quadrangular scales; frontal short, equal to or minutely less than its distance from tip of snout, shorter than combined length of interparietal and frontoparietals; no postnasal; supra- nasals separated; prefrontals and parietals also separated; first chinshields separated; six superciliaries; a well-defined, swollen (glandular?) area on posterior part of thigh, covered with large, irregular, more or less pointed scales; 30 scale rows about body, the 12 ventral scale rows smooth, the 18 dorsal and lateral scale rows heavily keeled (Taylor 1950: 487).|
|Comment||Similar species: Eutropis greeri is illustrated by Somaweera and Somaweera (2009) in figs. 255A, B (identified as E. floweri) and fig. 257A (identified as E. madaraszi).|
|Etymology||Taylor does not explain after whom this species was named, but we suspect it may have been Captain Stanley Smyth Flower (1871-1946), former Director, Cairo Zoological Gardens, Giza, Egypt (1898-1924). Beolens et al. also do not explain this name.|
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