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Papuascincus phaeodes (VOGT, 1932)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma phaeodes VOGT 1932: 289
Lobulia phaeodes — GREER 1974
Papuascincus phaeodes — ALLISON & GREER 1986
Papuascincus phaeodes — SLAVENKO et al. 2020
Papuascincus phaeodes — SLAVENKO et al. 2021 
DistributionNew Guinea (endemic to Irian Jaya, Indonesia)

Type locality: Deutsch-Neu-Guinea [= Papua New Guinea]  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 25696; coll. Dr. Joseph Bürgers; Paratype: ZMB 25689 (unlocated); same data as holotype. See Bauer et al., 2003 for discussion. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
  • Vogt,T. 1932. Beitrag zur Reptilienfauna der ehemaligen Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguinea. Sitzungsber. Gesell. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 5-7: 281-294
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