Lygisaurus laevis (OUDEMANS, 1894)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lygisaurus laevis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Rainforest Edge Litter-skink, Rainforest Litter-skink|
|Synonym||Lygosoma laeve OUDEMANS 1894: 144|
Carlia novaeguineae — COGGER 1983: 139
Lygisaurus laevis — COGGER 2000: 539
Carlia laevis — STUART -FOX et al. 2002
Lygisaurus laevis — DOLMAN & HUGALL 2008
Type locality: Cooktown, Qld.
|Types||Holotype: ZMA.RENA 10994|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: L. laevis is a large (maximum SV length of 37 mm) Lygisaurus with a moveable eyelid containing a small disc, a character it shares with L. tanneri, L. sesbrauna and L. macfarlani. Table 1 summarizes features which distinguish these four species. Other characters (midbody scale count, chin-vent scale number, lamellae under the 4th toe, and numbers of scales between the second presubocular and the nasal) arc not use ful in distinguishing the species. Table I emphasises the similarity of these four species. It shows that L. laevis is most difficult to dis tinguish from L. sesbrauna from which it is dis tinguished consistently only by ear shape and size of ear lobules (Ingram and Covacevich, 1988: 344).|
|Comment||Lygosoma laeve is a synonym of Liolopisma novaeguineae (MEYER) fide DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966 and LOVERIDGE 1934.|
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