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Carlia jarnoldae COVACEVICH & INGRAM, 1975

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lined Rainbow-skink 
SynonymCarlia jarnoldae COVACEVICH & INGRAM 1975
Carlia jarnoldae — COGGER 1983: 138
Carlia jarnoldae — COGGER 2000: 393
Carlia jarnoldi [sic] — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 214
Carlia jarnoldae — HOSKIN 2014 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Wakooka Outatation, Starcke Station, in 14'33’ S, 144° 33’ E, NE Qld.  
TypesHolotype: QM J20739 
CommentIllustration in Schmida (2000). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Jennifer "Jenny" Mary Arnold (d. 1989), a zoologist who worked at the University of Western Australia 
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  • 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
  • Covacevich J; Ingram G 1975. Three new species of rainbow skinks of the genus Carlia from northern Queensland. Victorian Naturalist 92 (1-2) 1978: 19-22 - 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
  • DONNELLAN, S.C.; P.J. COUPER, K. M. SAINT & L. WHEATON 2009. Systematics of the Carlia ‘fusca’ complex (Reptilia: Scincidae) from northern Australia. Zootaxa 2227: 1-31 - 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
  • Ivan, J., Moritz, C., Potter, S., Bragg, J., Turakulov, R., & Hua, X. 2021. Temperature predicts the rate of molecular evolution in Australian Eugongylinae skinks. Evolution - get paper here
  • Langkilde, T. & Schwarzkopf, L. 2003. Observations of mating behavior and reproduction in the scincid Carlia jarnoldae. Herpetological Review 34 (4): 325-327 - get paper here
  • Langkilde, T., L. Schwarzkopf & R.A. Alford 2005. The Function of Tail Displays in Male Rainbow Skinks (Carlia jarnoldae) Journal of Herpetology 39 (2): 325-328. - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Schmida, G. 2000. Exkursionen bei Mackay und Proserpine. DATZ 53 (9): 8-12
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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