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Carinascincus palfreymani (RAWLINSON, 1974)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Pedra Branca Cool-skink, Red-Throated Skink 
SynonymPseudemoia palfreymani RAWLINSON 1974
Leiolopisma palfreymani — GREER 1974
Pseudemoia palfreymani — COGGER 1983
Niveoscincus palfreymani — HUTCHINSON et al. 1990
Niveoscincus palfreymani — MELVILLE & SWAIN 2000
Niveoscincus palfreymani — COGGER 2000: 567
Pseudemoia palfreymani — GREER 2005 (online)
Carinascincus palfreymani — COUPER et al. 2006: 380
Niveoscincus palfreymani — WILSON & SWAN 2013
Carinascincus palfreymani — COGGER 2014: 429 
DistributionAustralia (Pedra Branca Rock, an islet off the southern coast of Tasmania)

Type locality: Pedra Branca (as Pedra Blanca) Is., 43° 52’ S, 146° 59’ E, off southern coast of Tasmania.  
TypesHolotype: NMV D8868 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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
  • Greer, Allen E. 1982. A new species of Leiolopisma (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 34 (12): 549-573 - 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
  • Hutchinson,M.D. & Schwaner,T.D. 1991. Genetic relationships among the Tasmanian scincid lizards of the genus Niveoscincus. Journal of Herpetology 25 (1): 49-58 - 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
  • Melville, Jane; Swain, Roy 2000. Evolutionary relationships between morphology, performance and habitat openness in the lizard genus Niveoscincus (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70: 667–683. - get paper here
  • Melville,J. & SWAIN,R. 2000. Mitochondrial DNA-sequence based phylogeny and biogeography of the snow skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Niveoscincus) of Tasmania. Herpetologica 56 (2): 196-208 - get paper here
  • Rawlinson,P.A. 1974. Revision of the endemic southeastern Australian lizard genus Pseudemoia (Scincidae: Lygosominae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Victoria 35: 87-96 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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