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Lialis jicari BOULENGER, 1903

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Papua Snake Lizard 
SynonymLialis jicari BOULENGER 1903: 430
Alopecosaurus cuneirostris LINDHOLM 1905
Alopecosaurus cuneirostris var. inornata LINDHOLM 1905
Lialis jicari — DE ROOIJ 1915: 64
Lialis jicari — KLUGE 1974: 135
Lialis jicari — RÖSLER 1995: 88 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Fly River, New Guinea  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.26.68-70 
CommentLimb morphology: Limbless. 
EtymologyNamed after A. H. Jiear, Resident Magistrate in British New Guinea. He presented the lizard holotype to the Natural History Museum, London, where Boulenger seems to have misread his name as "Jicar” (Beolens et al. 2011). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Descriptions of new lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 12: 429-435 - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp. - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1934. Beitrag zur Herpetologie und Zoogeographie Neu-Britanniens und einiger umliegender Gebiete. Zool. Jahrb. (Syst.) 65: 441-582
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1924. A short review of the lizards belonging to the genus Lialis Gray. Rec. Austral. Mus. 14 (3): 184-188 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1926. A brief review of the family Pygopodidae. Rec. Austral. Mus. 15 (1): 40-64 - get paper here
  • Kluge, A. G. 1974. A taxonomic revision of the lizard family Pygopodidae. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, (147): 1-221. - get paper here
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 1976. Phylogenetic relationships in the lizard family Pygopodidae: an evaluation of theory, methods and data. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (152): 1-72 - get paper here
  • Lindholm W.A. 1905. Nachschrift [to Lindholm, 1905]. Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde, 58: 240
  • Lindholm W.A. 1905. Ueber einige Eidechsen und Schlangen aus Deutsch-Neuguinea. Jahrb. nassau. Ver. lviii: 227-240 - get paper here
  • Neill, W.T. 1957. Notes on the Pygopodid Lizards, Lialis burtoni and L. jicari. Copeia 1957 (3): 230-232 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Rovatsos M. et al. 2016. Mixed-Up Sex Chromosomes: Identification of Sex Chromosomes in the X1X1X2X2/X1X2Y System of the Legless Lizards of the Genus Lialis (Squamata: Gekkota: Pygopodidae). Cytogenet Genome Res <br />(DOI:10.1159/000450734) - get paper here
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