Sphenomorphus annectens (BOULENGER, 1898)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Sphenomorphus annectens?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Lygosoma annectens BOULENGER 1898: 698|
Lygosoma (Parotosaurus) annectens — DE ROOIJ 1915: 168
Otosaurus annectens — SMITH 1937: 218
Sphenomorphus annectens — GREER & PARKER 1967
Sphenomorphus annectens — LINKEM et al. 2010
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea|
Type locality: Moroka, Bartholomew Range, 2300feet
|Types||Holotype: MSNG 29115, Moroka, British New Guinea, collected L. Loria.|
|Diagnosis||Description: Snout very short, obtuse; lower eyelid scaly; ear-opening large, oval, smaller than the eye-opening, tympanum slightly sunk, no auricular lobules. Nostril in the nasal; latter followed by two or three superposed shields, the upper one representing a supranasal; frontonasal more broad than long, broadly in contact with the rostral, narrowly with the frontal; latter as long as frontoparietals and interparietal together, in contact with the three anterior supraoculars; nine supraoculars, first twice as long as second, last minute; twelve supraciliaries; frontoparietals a little longer than the interparietal; parietals forming a suture behind the latter; no nuchals, each parietal in contact with five scales; fifth to seventh upper labials below the eye. Body with 50 smooth scales round the middle, laterals smallest; the distance between the tip of the snout and the fore limb nearly equals the distance between axilla and groin; praeanals enlarged. Tail one time and three fifths the length of head and body. Limbs strong, the hind limb reaches the axilla; digits long, compressed; fourth toe with 21 unicarinate, divided lamellae below (After Boulenger, cited from de Rooij 1915: 168).|
Coloration: Brown above, with a dark brown network, and yellowish spots; a round black spot above the shoulder. Lower parts yellowish (After Boulenger, cited from de Rooij 1915: 168).
Size: Length of head and body 48 mm.; tail 74 mm. (After Boulenger, cited from de Rooij 1915: 168).
|Comment||Type: not in BMNH (P. Campbell, pers. comm., 7 July 2014).|
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