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Sphenomorphus darlingtoni (LOVERIDGE, 1945)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymTropidophorus darlingtoni LOVERIDGE 1945
Sphenomorphus darlingtoni — GREER & PARKER 1967
Sphenomorphus darlingtoni — GREER & SHEA 2004 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: Mount WIlhelm, Bismark Range, Northern Div.Papua, -5.7817028°, 145.0279279° (AGD66), Error: 15.102 km  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-47051 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Philip Jackson Darlington Jr. (1904-1983), an evolutionary biologist, zoogeographer, and beetle taxonomist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. & Shea, G. 2004. A new character within the taxonomically difficult Sphenomorphus group of Lygosomine skinks, with a description of a new species from New Guinea. Journal of Herpetology 38 (1): 79-87 - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. & Parker,F. 1967. A new scincid lizard from the northern Solomon Islands. Breviora (275): 1-20 - 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
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