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Prasinohaema prehensicauda (LOVERIDGE, 1945)

IUCN Red List - Prasinohaema prehensicauda - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Prehensile Green Tree Skink 
SynonymLygosoma (Leiolopisma) prehensicauda LOVERIDGE 1945
Scincella prehensicauda — WOODRUFF 1972
Prasinohaema prehensicauda — GREER 1974
Prasinohaema prehensicauda — PIANKA & VITT 2003
Prasinohaema prehensicauda — KRAUS 2013 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Milne Bay Prov.: E slope Mt. Suckling, Sota, 9.7580°S, 149.1822°E, 1860 m elevation; Mt. Kaindi, Owen Stanley Range) (Kraus 2013, Gressitt and Nadkarni 1978)

Type locality: “between 7500-8000 feet on Mount Wilhelm, Bismarck Range, Madang Division, New Guinea” (elevation)  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 47057 
  • Austin,C.C. and K. W. Jessing 1994. Green-blood pigmentation in lizards. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 109A (3): 619-626 - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred. 2013. Further range extensions for reptiles and amphibians from Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 277-280 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, Arthur 1945. New scincid lizards of the genera Tropidophorus and Lygosoma from New Guinea. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 58: 47-52 - get paper here
  • Woodruff, D.S. 1972. Amphibians and reptiles from Simbai, Bismarck-Schrader Range, New Guinea. Mem. Nat. Mus. Vict. 33: 57-64 - get paper here
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