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Sphenomorphus zimmeri (AHL, 1933)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Sphenomorphini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLygosoma (Otosaurus) zimmeri AHL 1933: 577
Sphenomorphus variegatus BOULENGER 1897 (part)
Sphenomorphus zimmeri — BAUER et al 2003: 293 
DistributionIndonesia (Celebes = Sulawesi)

Type locality: Tanke Salokko, 1500 m elevation, Mengkoka Gebirge (Mekongga Mts), Sulawesi, Indonesia.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 34311 (formerly C1933/17), Tanke Salokko, 1500m, Mengkoka Mtns, SE Celebes, collected G. Heinrich, 15-31.i.1932. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Carl Wilhelm Erich Zimmer (1873-1950), a zoologist who was Director of the Zoological Museum and Professor of Zoology, Universität Berlin (1926-1943). He was also the supervisor of Ahl. 
  • Ahl, E. 1933. Ergebnisse der Celebes und Halmahera Expedition Heinrich 1930-32. Reptilien und Amphibien. Mit. zool. Mus. Berlin 19: 577-583 [1935]
  • Bauer, A.M., Shea, G.M., and Günther, R. 2003. An annotated catalogue of the types of scincid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) in the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZMB). Zoologische Reihe. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin 79:253-321 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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