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Coggeria naufragus COUPER, COVACEVICH, MARSTERSON & SHEA, 1996

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesFraser Island Sand Skink 
SynonymCoggeria naufragus COUPER et al. 1996
Coggeria naufragus — COGGER 2000: 750
Coggeria naufragus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland: Fraser Island)

Type locality: E of Central Stn workshop (25°28' 42"S, 153°03'21 "E).  
TypesHolotype: QM J59361 
CommentType Species: Coggeria naufragus COUPER et al. 1996 is the type species of the genus Coggeria COUPER et al. 1996.

Phylogenetics: see Singhal et al. 2017 and 2018 for a phylogeny of Australian sphenomorphine skinks.

Morphology: digits: 3, toes: 3 (Singhal et al. 2018, Skinner 2010) 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY (genus): For Harold Cogger, former Curator of Reptiles and Deputy Director of the Australian Museum, for his many contributions to knowledge and conservation.

ETYMOLOGY (species): Latin naufragus, castaway, shipwrecked. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Couper P J; Covacevich J A; Marsterson S P; Shea G M 1996. Coggeria naufragus gen. et sp. nov., a sand-swimming skink from Fraser Island, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 39 (2), 20 July 1996: 233-241
  • 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
  • Singhal, Sonal; Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation The American Naturalist - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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