Sphenomorphus shelfordi (BOULENGER, 1900)
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Lygosoma shelfordi BOULENGER 1900: 182|
Lygosoma (Hinulia) shelfordi — DE ROOIJ 1915: 179
Sphenomorphus shelfordi — MITTLEMAN 1952
Sphenomorphus shelfordi — INGER 2001
|Distribution||Indonesia (Borneo), Peninsular Malaysia (and Sarawak)|
Type locality: Borneo; Mt. Penrisen , 3000 ft
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52 (formerly 1909.8.18.1), Mt Penrisen, 3000', Borneo, collected Shelford & Loxcoll|
|Diagnosis||Description: Snout short, obtusely pointed; lower eyelid scaly; ear-opening oval, a little smaller than the eye-opening, no lobules. Nostril in the nasal; no supranasals; frontonasal as long as broad, in contact with the rostral; praefrontals meeting; frontal narrow, as long as frontoparietals and interparietal together, in contact with the two anterior supraoculars; four supraoculars, first longest; seven supraciliaries; frontoparietals and interparietal subequal; parietals forming a suture; a single pair of nuchals; fifth upper labial below the eye. Body with 34 smooth scales round the middle, dorsals a little larger than laterals and ventrals; the distance between the tip of the snout and the fore limb is contained one time and two fifths in that between axilla and groin; praeanals enlarged. Tail as long as head and body. Limbs strong, slightly overlapping when adpressed; digits moderate, compressed, fourth toe with 29 smooth lamellae below (de Rooij 1915: 178)|
Coloration: Olive-brown above, irregularly spotted with black; a black lateral stripe from the end of the snout to the groin, passing through the eye and above the tympanum, broken up into spots on the side of the body. Lower parts olive-grey (de Rooij 1915: 179)
Size: Length of head and body 67 mm.; tail 68 mm (de Rooij 1915: 179)
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
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