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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bauxite Rainbow-skink 
SynonymCarlia amax STORR 1974
Carlia johnstonei grandensis STORR 1974
Carlia amax — COGGER 1983
Carlia instantanea WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 24
Carlia amax — COGGER 2000: 392
Carlia amax — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)

Type locality: Mitchell Plateau, in 14° 52’ S, 125° 50’ E, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R43350
Holotype: AM R13464, from Groote Eylandt, N. T. [johnstonei grandensis] 
CommentSynonymy after COGGER 1983. 
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