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Sphenomorphus papuae (KINGHORN, 1928)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma papuae KINGHORN 1928: 292
Sphenomorphus papuae — GREER et al. 2004
Sphenomorphus papuae — GOLDBERG 2023 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: Mt. Lamington district, Northern Division, Papua  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R9357 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Goldberg, Stephen R. 2023. Anmerkungen zur Fortpflanzung von Sphenomorphus papuae (Squamata: Scincidae) aus Papua-Neuguinea Sauria 45 (2): 76
  • 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
  • Kinghorn, J. R. 1928. Notes on Some Reptiles and Batrachians from the Northern Division of Papua, With Descriptions of New Species of Apisthocalamus and Lygosoma. Rec. Austral. Mus. 16: 289-293. - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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