You are here » home advanced search search results Acritoscincus trilineatus

Acritoscincus trilineatus (GRAY, 1838)

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Acritoscincus trilineatus?

Add your own observation of
Acritoscincus trilineatus »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: South-western Cool-skink, New Holland Skink 
SynonymTiliqua trilineata GRAY 1838: 291
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) trilineatum — LUCAS & FROST 1894: 74
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) trilineatum — SMITH 1937: 225
Lygosoma (Leiolepisma) trilineatum — GLAUERT 1960
Leiolopisma trilineatum — GREER 1974
Leiolopisma trilineatum — COGGER 1983
Acritoscincus trilineatum — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 23
Bassiana trilineata — HUTCHINSON et al. 1990
Pseudemoia trilineatum — FRANK & RAMUS 1995
Acritoscincus trilineatum — STORR et al. 1999
Bassiana trilineata — COGGER 2000: 570
Bassiana trilineata — DUBEY & SHINE 2010
Acritoscincus trilineatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 144
Acritoscincus trilineatus — COGGER 2014: 413 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia?, Western Australia)

Type locality: Australia  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.19.72 (formerly xv.22a), designated by Wells & Wellington (1985) 
CommentSynonymy: Cogger (1983) synonymized Tiliqua duperreyi with Leiolopisma trilineata.

Distribution: not in Tasmania (Dubey & Shine 2010) as erroneously reported by Smith 1937. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin tri = three, and linea = line, even though lines are not clearly visible in many specimens. 
  • Bush, B. 1981. Reptiles of the Kalgoorlie-Esperance Region. B. Bush, Perth, 46 pp - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper, P., Covacevich, J., Amey, A. & Baker, A. 2006. The genera of skinks (Family Scincidae) of Australia and its island territories: diversity, distribution and identification. in: Merrick, J.R., Archer, M., Hickey, G.M. & Lee, M.S.Y. (eds.). Evolution and Zoogeography of Australasian Vertebrates. Australian Scientific Publishing, Sydney, pp. 367-384
  • Dubey, S. & Shine, R. 2010. Evolutionary Diversification of the Lizard Genus Bassiana (Scincidae) across Southern Australia. PLoS One 5 (9): e12982 - get paper here
  • Glauert, L. 1960. Herpetological miscellanea. XII. The family Scincidae in Western Australia. Pt. 2. The genus Lygosoma. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (4): 81-99 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1838. Catalogue of the slender-tongued saurians, with descriptions of many new genera and species. Part 1. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1) 1: 274-283 - get paper here
  • Greer A E 1981. A new species of Morethia (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from northern Australia, with comments on the biology and relationships of the genus. Rec. Austral. Mus. 33 (2): 89-122 [1980] - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1974. The generic relationships of the scincid lizard genus Leiolopisma and its relatives. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 1-67. - get paper here
  • Hutchinson M N; Donnellan S C; Baverstock P R; Krieg M; Simms S; Burgin S 1990. Immunological relationships and generic revision of the Australian lizards assigned to the genus Leiolopisma (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Australian Journal of Zoology 38 (5): 535-554 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1924. Reptiles and batrachians from south and south-west Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 14 (3): 163-183 - get paper here
  • Lucas, A. H. S. & Frost, C. 1894. The lizards indigenous to Victoria. Proc. R. Soc. Vict. (ns) 6: 24-92 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1937. A review of the genus Lygosoma (Scincidae: Reptilia) and its allies. Records of the Indian Museum 39 (3): 213-234
  • Storr, G. M.; L. A. Smith, and R. E. Johnstone 1999. Lizards of Western Australia. I. Skinks. Revised Edition. Western Australian Museum
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator