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Lipinia septentrionalis GÜNTHER, 2000

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLipinia septentrionalis GÜNTHER 2000
Lipinia septentrionalis — DAS & AUSTIN 2007 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, Indonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: “Sepik Fluß in der heutigen East Sepik Province
von Papua New Guinea”  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 23043, collected by BÜRGERS in 1912 or 1913. Paratypes: ZMB 
Comment24–26 midbody scale rows; seven supralabials; 18–22 lamellae under toe IV; and a cream vertebral stripe that broadens towards the tail, bordered by a dark line on each side (from DAS & AUSTIN 2007). 
EtymologyLatin “northern” for the location of the type locality. 
  • Das, I. & Austin, C.C. 2007. New Species of Lipinia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Borneo, Revealed by Molecular and Morphological Data. Journal of Herpetology 41 (1): 61 - get paper here
  • Günther, R. 2000. In alten Sammlungen aus Neuguinea entdeckt: Zwei neue Arten der Gattung Lipinia (Squamata: Scincidae). Salamandra 36 (3): 157-174 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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