Eutropis macrophthalma (MAUSFELD & BÖHME, 2002)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eutropis macrophthalma?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae (Mabuyini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Mabuya macrophthalma MAUSFELD & BÖHME 2002|
Eutropis grandis HOWARD, GILLESPIE, RIYANTO & ISKANDAR 2007
Eutropis macrophthalma — AMARASINGHE et al. 2018
Type locality: see comment
grandis: Indonesia (Sulawesi); Type locality: Lambusango Reserve, Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, 5°12’59’’S, 122°52’10’’E, 400 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZFMK 71717, female|
Holotype: MZB 4862, male [grandis]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (grandis): A large species, snout–vent length (SVL) 105.3–135.5 mm for mature females (N 5 10) and 116.9–142.6 mm for mature males (N 5 8); snout tapered, rounded at tip, snout length 43–54% head length and 49–69% head breadth; head breadth 68–86% head length and 14–18% SVL; eye diameter 43–64% snout length and 28–38% head breadth (Table 1). Rostral contacts frontonasal; supranasals separated; prefrontals contact at midline or narrowly separated; frontal slightly tapered, twice length of frontoparietal or equal to frontoparietal and interparietal combined; frontal contacts second supraocular (rarely narrow contact with first supraocular); four large supraoculars; frontoparietals distinct; interparietal large, separating parietals, and depth equal to that of parietals; anterior loreal square in shape and half length of posterior loreal; supralabials 8 (rarely 7 or 9), sixth beneath eye (subocular); infralabials 8 (rarely 9 or 10); mental as broad as postmental; tympanum 25–30% eye diameter, deeply sunk, small and lacking lobules; dorsal and lateral scales with three prominent and two (sometimes three) secondary keels; head shields embossed; midbody scale rows 25–27; paravertebrals 32–40; preanal scales 6, rarely enlarged; limbs well developed, adpressed hind limb 96– 130% axilla–groin distance and 41–63% SVL; fourth finger length 25–27% forelimb length; fourth toe length 32–34% hind-limb length; toes rank 4,3,5,2,1 longest to shortest; subdigital lamellae on fourth toe 20–24.|
|Comment||Synonymy: Amarasinghe et al. 2018 synonymized Eutropis grandis with Eutropis macrophthalma.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
Etymology: The specific name ‘‘grandis’’ meaning ‘‘large.’’
Distribution: The type locality of E. macrophthalma (”Java”) is probably in error fide AMARASINGHE et al. 2018.
NCBI taxon ID: 1545750 [grandis]
|Etymology||Named after the Latinized Greek makros = large, and ophthalmos = eye, pointing on the remarkably large eyes of the new species.|
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