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Papuascincus morokanus (PARKER, 1936)

IUCN Red List - Papuascincus morokanus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLobulia morokana (PARKER 1936)
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) morokanum — SMITH 1937: 225
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) stanleyanum morokanum — LOVERIDGE 1948: 359
Lobulia morokana — GREER 1974: 9
Papuascincus morokanus — ALLISON & GREER 1986
Papuascincus morokanus — SLAVENKO et al. 2020
Papuascincus morokanus — SLAVENKO et al. 2021 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: Moroka  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.6.93 (formerly, Moroka, British New Guinea, collected Dr L. Loria. 
  • Allison A; Greer A E 1986. Egg shells with pustulate surface structures: basis for a new genus of New Guinea skinks (Lacertilia: Scincidae). Journal of Herpetology 20 (1): 116-119 - get paper here
  • Parker, H.W. 1936. A collection of reptiles and amphibians from the mountains of British New Guinea. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 17: 66-93 - get paper here
  • Slavenko, A., Tamar, K., Tallowin, O. J. S., Allison, A., Kraus, F., Carranza, S. and Meiri, S. 2020. Cryptic diversity and non-adaptive radiation of montane New Guinea skinks (Papuascincus; Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 146: 146: 106749 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
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