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Geomyersia glabra GREER & PARKER, 1968

IUCN Red List - Geomyersia glabra - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Greer's Island Skink 
SynonymGeomyersia glabra GREER & PARKER 1968
Geomyersia glabra — GREER 1974: 21
Geomyersia glabla — AUSTIN 1999: 315 (in error) 
DistributionSolomon Islands (Nggela Island, Bougainville)

Type locality: Mutahi, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-93714 
CommentType Species: Geomyersia glabra is the type species of the genus Geomyersia GREER & PARKER 1968 (fide GREER 1974). 
  • 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
  • Austin,C.C. 1999. Colonization, isolation and speciation of lizards on Pacific islands: a molecular genetic perspective [in Chinese]. Aquabiology 21 (4): 313-318 - 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
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. & Parker, F. 1968. Geomyersia glabra, a new genus and species of scincid lizard from Bougainville, Solomon Islands with comments on the relationship of some lygosomine genera. Breviora (302): 1-17 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
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