Heteropus cheverti Macleay, 1877

Donnellan, S. C., Couper, P. J., Saint, K. M. & Wheaton, L., 2009, Systematics of the Carlia ‘ fusca’ complex (Reptilia: Scincidae) from northern Australia, Zootaxa 2227 (1), pp. 1-31: 31

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2227.1.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5334746

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scientific name

Heteropus cheverti Macleay, 1877
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Heteropus cheverti Macleay, 1877  

Fig. 8c, d View FIGURE 8 ; Tables 3 & 4

Lectotype: AMS R 31877 View Materials : Barrow Island , 25km SSE Cape Melville (14°21’S, 144°39’E) GoogleMaps  

Paralectotype: AMS R 31876 View Materials : as for lectotype  

Description: SVL (mm) 46.47-55.04, n = 2. Proportions as %SVL (mean ± standard deviation): TL 187.67 (n = 1); AG 45.68-51.13 (48.40 ± 3.86, n = 2); L1 33.12-37.12 (35.12 ± 2.83, n = 2); L2 47.84-54.62 (51.23 ± 4.79, n = 2); HL 22.10-22.35 (22.22 ± 0.17, n = 2); Eye – ear 7.64-7.69 (7.66 ± 0.03, n = 2); Snout 9.27-9.30 (9.29± 0.02, n = 2). Body robust. Head barely distinct from neck. HW 66.21-70.73% HL (68.47 ± 3.20, n = 2). Limbs moderate. L1 67.96-69.24% L2 (68.60 ± 0.90, n = 2).

Raw measurements and scale counts of lectotype: AMS R31877 View Materials . SVL 55.04 mm; AG 25.14 mm; L1 18.23 mm; L2 26.33 mm; HL 12.30 mm; HW 8.70 mm; Eye – ear 4.23; Snout 5.12: midbody scale rows 36; paravertebral scale rows 49; supraciliaries 7; supralabials 7; fifth supralabial below eye; infralabials 6; subdigital lamellae beneath 3 rd finger 22; subdigital lamellae beneath 4 th toe 29; enlarged nuchals 2; preoculars 2; presuboculars 1; postsupralabial divided; temporals – 1 primary, 2 secondary; ear vertical with sharp lobules at front and top ( Fig. 8d View FIGURE 8 ); palpebral disc smaller than ear opening. The scales of the dorsal and lateral surfaces are smooth.

Pattern: AMS R 31877 View Materials is badly faded and has lost all traces of patterning. Paralectotype AMS R 31876 View Materials still shows a hint of a dark upper lateral zone anterior to the forelimb, which is bordered above by a narrow, pale dorsolateral stripe   .

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile