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Carlia bicarinata (MACLEAY, 1877)

IUCN Red List - Carlia bicarinata - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Rainbow-skink 
SynonymHeteropus bicarinatus MACLEAY 1877: 68
Heteropus Albertisii PETERS & DORIA 1878: 362
Leiolopisma albertisii — BARBOUR 1914: 204
Leiolopisma bicarinata — BURT & BURT 1932
Lygosoma (Leiolopisma) bicarinata — SMITH 1937: 225
Carlia bicarinata — COGGER 1983 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (eucalypt savannas of Central Province and the National Capital District).

Type locality: Hall Sound, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesNeotype: QM 127717 from Kairuku, Yule Island, Hall Sound, Papua New Guinea, here designated by Ingram & Covacevich 1989; Holotype: originally MAMU (now lost).
Syntypes: MSNG 28052-3, from Yule Is. and coast near Mt. Epa, Papua New Guinea [Heteropus Albertisii] 
CommentSynonymy mainly after COGGER 1983. Not listed by COGGER 2000. 
  • Barbour, T., 1914. On some Australasian reptiles. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 27: 201—206. - get paper here
  • Burt, Charles E.; Burt, May Danheim 1932. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. VI. Pacific island amphibians and reptiles in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 63 (5): 461-597 - get paper here
  • Capocaccia, L. 1961. Catalogo dei tipi di Rettili del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova [MSNG]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Giacomo Doria 72: 86-111 - get paper here
  • Dolman, Gaynor & Andrew F. Hugall 2008. Combined mitochondrial and nuclear data enhance resolution of a rapid radiation of Australian rainbow skinks (Scincidae: Carlia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49 (3): 782-794 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Goldberg, S R; Bursey, C R & Kraus, F; 2019. Carlia bicarinata (Rainbow-skink) Endoparasite. Herpetological Review 50 (3): 570 - get paper here
  • Ingram G; Covacevich J 1989. Revision of the genus Carlia (Reptilia, Scincidae) in Australia with comments on Carlia bicarinata of New Guinea. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 27 (2): 443-490 - get paper here
  • Macleay, W. 1877. The lizards of the Chevert Expedition. Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 2: 60-69; 97-104 - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1953. A brief revision of the four-fingered members of the genus Leiolopisma (Lacertilia). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 11: 75-90 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig and G. Doria. 1878. Catalogo dei retilli e dei batraci raccolti da O. Beccari, L. M. D'Alberts e A. A. Bruijn. nella sotto-regione Austro-Malese. Annali del Museo Civico de Storia Naturale di Genova. ser. 1, 13: 323-450 - 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
  • Zug, G.R., M.M. Barber & J.C. Dudley 1982. Gonadal Histology and Reproduction in Carlia bicarinata (Scincidae, Sauria, Reptilia) of the Port Moresby Area, Papua New Guinea Herpetologica 38 (3): 418-425. - get paper here
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