Sven MECKE,Max KIECKBUSCH,Mark OSHEA and Hinrich KAISER.First Record of the Poorly Known Skink Sphenomorphus oligolepis (Boulenger, 1914) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Seram Island, Maluku Province, Indonesia[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2016,7(1):64-68.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.150052]
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First Record of the Poorly Known Skink Sphenomorphus oligolepis (Boulenger, 1914) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Seram Island, Maluku Province, Indonesia
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First Record of the Poorly Known Skink Sphenomorphus oligolepis (Boulenger, 1914) (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Seram Island, Maluku Province, Indonesia
Sven MECKE1* Max KIECKBUSCH1 Mark O’SHEA2 and Hinrich KAISER3
1 Department of Animal Evolution and Systematics and Zoological Collection Marburg, Faculty of Biology, Philipps-Universit?t Marburg, Karl-von-Frisch-Stra?e 8, 35032 Marburg, Germany
2 Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, United Kingdom; and West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF, United Kingdom
3 Department of Biology, Victor Valley College, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, California 92395, USA; and Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013, USA
Scincidae Lygosominae Sphenomorphus oligolepis new record Seram Maluku Islands Indonesia Wallacea
Based on four specimens discovered in the collection of The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, we present a new distribution record for the skink Sphenomorphus oligolepis for Seram Island, Maluku Province, Indonesia. This find constitutes the westernmost record for the species and extends its range by over 800 km. The species was heretofore only known from apparently isolated mainland New Guinean populations.


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