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Carlia isostriacantha AFONSO-SILVA, SANTOS, OGILVIE & MORITZ, 2017

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMonsoonal three-keeled rainbow-skink 
SynonymCarlia isostriacantha AFONSO-SILVA, SANTOS, OGILVIE & MORITZ 2017 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Kimberley and adjacent islands; isolated records in the western Gulf region)

Type locality: Prince Regent Nature Reserve, Western Australia, in −15.98972 125.32944  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. WAM R171420. Specimen collected in 2010 by Paul Doughty (Fig. S7B).
Paratypes. WAM R168173 (Boongaree Island), WAM R168675 (Katers Island), WAM R171211 (Darcy Island), WAM R171905 (Wargul Wargul Island), WAM R171906 (Molema Island), WAM R171908 (Sunday Island), WAM R171909 (Balami ridge), WAM R171916 (Lachlan Island), WAM R171921 (Storr Island), WAM R171933 (Balami ridge) (Table S1, Figs. S8B, S8D). 
Comment 
EtymologyIsostriacantha is derived from equal in greek (isos) with triacantha, (three spines, referring to the three keels in scales) due to the difficulty of morphologically distinguishing from its sister species C. triacantha. 
References
  • 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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