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Crossing the Weber Line: First record of the Giant Bluetongue Skink Tiliqua gigas from Sulawesi, Indonesia

AutorInnen: 
Koppetsch, T., Wantania, L. L., Boneka, F. B., Böhme, W.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2020
Vollständiger Titel: 
Crossing the Weber Line: First record of the Giant Bluetongue Skink Tiliqua gigas (Schneider, 1801) (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia
ZFMK-Autorinnen / ZFMK-Autoren: 
Publiziert in: 
Bonn zoological Bulletin
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
DOI Name: 
10.20363/BZB-2020.69.2.185
Keywords: 
New record, Wallacea, Scincidae, Tiliqua, Sulawesi, Indonesia, biogeography
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Koppetsch, T., Wantania, L. L., Boneka, F. B., Böhme, W. (2020): Crossing the Weber Line: First record of the Giant Bluetongue Skink Tiliqua gigas (Schneider, 1801) (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. - Bonn zoological Bulletin 69 (2): 185–189; https://doi.org/10.20363/BZB-2020.69.2.185
Abstract: 

We report for the first time the Giant Bluetongue Skink Tiliqua gigas (Schneider, 1801) from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. This find constitutes the westernmost record for the species and represents the first record of Tiliqua Gray, 1825 from west of the Weber Line and for Wallacea. The possible origin of the specimen found and its taxonomic status are discussed in a biogeographical context.

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