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Geomyersia coggeri GREER, 1982

IUCN Red List - Geomyersia coggeri - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Cogger's Island Skink 
SynonymGeomyersia coggeri GREER 1982
Geomyersia coggeri — MYS 1988: 138
Geomyersia coggeri — ADLER, AUSTIN & DUDLEY 1995 
DistributionAdmirality Islands, Bismarck Archipelago

Type locality: between Momote and 12.9-13.7 km E of Lorengau, Manus Island, Admirali Islands, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R29134, male 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Harold "Hal" George Cogger (b. 1935), and Australian herpetologist who spent his entire career at the Australian Museum, Sydney. 
  • Adler,G.H.; Austin,C.C. & Dudley,R. 1995. Dispersal and speciation of skinks among archipelagos in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Evolutionary Ecology 9: 529-541 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Greer A E 1982. A new species of Geomyersia (Scincidae) from the Admirality Islands, with a summary of the genus. Journal of Herpetology 16 (1): 61-66 - get paper here
  • Mys, Benoit 1988. The zoogeography of the scincid lizards from North Papua New Guinea (Reptilia: Scincidae). I. The distribution of the species. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 58: 127-183
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