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Sphenomorphus nigriventris (DE ROOIJ, 1915)

IUCN Red List - Sphenomorphus nigriventris - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma nigriventre DE ROOIJ 1915: 214
Lygosoma nigriventre DE ROOIJ 1919: 141
Sphenomorphus nigriventris — GREER & SHEA 2004 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: S. New Guinea (Hellwig Mts. 1700 m [elevation])  
TypesLectotype: ZMA.RENA 11019. Designation by Daan & Hillenius (1966). 
CommentGlenn Shea is currently working on a revision of this species (GS, pers. comm.). 
  • 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
  • de Rooij, N. de 1919. Reptiles (Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria). Nova Guinea 13: 133-153 [1915-1919] - 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
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