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Sphenomorphus minutus (MEYER, 1874)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma minuta MEYER 1874
Lygosoma (Hinulia) minuta — SAUVAGE 1879: 53
Lygosoma (Hinulia) minutum — DE ROOIJ 1915: 181
Lygosoma comtum ROUX 1927: 119 (fide SHEA & GREER 1999)
Lygosoma minutum obtusirostrum DE JONG 1927: 312
Lygosoma minutum rotundirostrum DE JONG 1927: 313
Sphenomorphus minutus — BURT & BURT 1932
Sphenomorphus minutus — MYS 1988: 144
Sphenomorphus minutus — READ 1998 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya and Yapen; possibly Morotai)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: lost; formerly in MTD, Staatl. Mus. für Tierkunde Dresden, Realkatalog 308 (no longer extant; destroyed during World War II fide SHEA & GREER 1999)
Holotype: NMBA = NHMB [comtum] 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
References
  • Burt, Charles E.; Burt, May Danheim 1932. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. VI. Pacific island amphibians and reptiles in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 63 (5): 461-597
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • De JONG,J.K. 1927. Reptiles from Dutch New Guinea. Nova Guinea 15 (3): 296-318
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp. - get paper here
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. [type catalogue] Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1948. New Guinean reptiles and amphibians in the Museum of Comparative Zoology and United States National Museum. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 101 (2): 305-430. - get paper here
  • Meyer, A.B. 1874. Eine Mittheilung von Hern. Dr. Adolf Berhard Meyer über die von ihm auf Neu-Guinea und den Inseln Jobi, Mysore und Mafoor im Jahre 1873 gesammelten Amphibien. Monatsber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1874: 128-140 - get paper here
  • Read, John L. 1998. Reptiles and amphibians of the Kau Wildlife Area near Madang: a valuable conservation resource. Science in New Guinea 23 (3): 145-152
  • Roux, Jean 1927. Addition à la faune erpétologique de la Nouvelle-Guinée. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 34: 119-125 - get paper here
  • Sauvage, H. E. 1879. Notice sur quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus de la Nouvelle-Guinee. [Elania annulata]. Bull. Soc. philom. Paris (7) 3: 47-61 - get paper here
  • Shea, Glenn M. and Allen E. Greer. 1999. The identity of two little-known skinks from New Guinea, Sphenomorphus wirzi (Roux, 1919) and Sphenomorphus comtus (Roux, 1927). Journal of Herpetology 33 (3): 507-511 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1901. Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Ecuador und Neu-Guinea. Verh. Zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 51: 593-614 - get paper here
 
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