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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesKimberley islands rainbow-skink 
SynonymCarlia insularis AFONSO-SILVA, SANTOS, OGILVIE & MORITZ 2017 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Bonaparte Archipelago, including Fenelon, Corneille, East Montalivet, West Montalivet, Don, Berthier, North Maret and South Maret islands)

Type locality: North Maret island, Western Australia, in −14.3983 124.97750  
TypesHolotype. WAM R158646. Specimen collected in 2004 by Richard How (Fig. S7A).
Paratypes. Fenelon Island: WAM R117708, WAM R117709, WAM R117710; Corneille Island: WAM R117967; West Montalivet Island: WAM R158562, WAM R158571; Don Island: WAM R158610; North Maret Island: WAM R158647 (Table S1, Figs. S8A, S8C). 
CommentHabitat: vine thicket and deciduous vine forest. 
EtymologyInsularis is derived from the Latin word insular, for island, since this species is restricted to islands. 
  • Afonso-Silva AC, Santos N, Ogilvie HA, Moritz C. 2017. Validation and description of two new north-western Australian Rainbow skinks with multispecies coalescent methods and morphology. PeerJ 5:e3724 - get paper here
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